Showing vs. Telling
Have students play with the app "Tell-about-this"
2 Direct Instruction
Show different paragraphs and determine as a class where the author is showing and telling.
3 Guided Practice
Have students get into groups. Each group must find two sentences that show and two sentences that tell. Then rewrite the sentence to do the opposite.
4 Independent Practice
Each student writes two paragraphs showing what they did over the weekend.
Have students use the story app to listen to one story. Write down five sentences that show instead of tell.