Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Show not Tells!









I wanted to share with you one of our descriptive language mini lessons. Using show not tell is an excellent way to be descriptive without actually saying the feeling word. We talked about how to show an emotion without saying it... I modeled being angry, sad, excited, etc. etc. then we described it without saying that word. Next, the students partner modeled to each other these feelings. Then, each student was assigned a word and they had to draw that feeling and write a few sentences about it without saying that word. Finally, I put them on a tree map on my wall to remind us to use show not tells. This was the end project... 





Some of my favorites....





Have a wonderful evening! Peace, love, and teaching! 

18 comments:

  1. These are wonderful. I can even see my sixth graders getting into this!

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  2. Ummm love this!!! Love how you displayed the kids work!

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  3. So cute! I just finished teaching this but this idea would have really made it more concrete for some of my kids! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelley
    http://randalllearninglibrary.blogspot.com

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  4. This is awesome. I have been working on this with my second graders. Of course some have not let go of telling but this would help a few more get on board with showing.

    www.littlelearnersinc.blogspot.com

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  5. too cute!

    I now follow!


    awigginsworld.blogspot.com

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  6. Really phenomenal post. I love seeing students' artwork. I am excited to now be following you... I teach fourth grade as well!

    Victoria
    love4thgrade.blogspot.com and teachingvision.org

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  7. Absolutely love these lessons! Thanks for sharing. . .I am your newest follower!
    mrsmaysplay.blogspot.com

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  8. oops. . .that'd be mrsmaysplace.blogspot.com ;)

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  9. i am going to do this with my 2/3s...i am a new follower, too

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  10. I love this! Thanks so much for the idea. I am filing this away to use when I get there. ;-)

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  11. I used to do this with a picture of each student acting out to
    He word. I'd print the picture 8x10 size and hang them up.

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  12. Do you have a list of all the words you used/assigned for this assignment? Could you email them to me at ashleyepeterson@yahoo.com THANK YOU!

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  13. Do you have a list of all the words you used/assigned for this assignment? Could you email them to me at jenniferlemieux73@gmail.com

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  14. Do you have a list of all the words you used/assigned for this assignment?
    clairer@rowandale.school.nz

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  15. Great idea! Looking forward to trying this one!

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  16. I am also wondering if you have a list of words you could share?

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  17. I teach elementary art and I'm thinking about doing something like this to integrate Language Arts. What did you tell the kids to do and what exactly did they have to write? curious..

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