Show don't tell is a strategy used by writers that allows the reader to experience the story through a character's action, words, thoughts, senses, and feelings. Writers use show don't tell to paint pictures with their words.

What is show don't tell?
Show.pdf
Powerful sentences:
OneTrueSentenceExemplar.pdf
That dog is ugly. (Telling Sentence)
Ugly dog.ppt

Student Exemplars:
Showing3rd.doc