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1 Show, Don't Tell! TELLING SHOWING
My mornings are crazy. It's hard to get to school on time! SHOWING Click below to reveal the showing paragraph. I awaken to the deafening buzz of my alarm clock at 7:00 a.m. I hit the 
snooze button three times before dragging my drowsy self to the 
bathroom. I brush my teeth, take a shockingly cold shower, and blow 
dry my wet hair in record time. After trying on nearly every outfit in my 
closet, I run down the stairs, feed my barking dog, and inhale my 
oatmeal breakfast. I toss my books in my backpack, grab my coat and 
gloves, and finally race out the front door. I arrive at the bus stop just 
as the bus drives away.

2 Show, Don't Tell! TELLING SHOWING
I was nervous about her piano recital. SHOWING Click below to reveal the showing paragraph. As I stood backstage, I could feel my knees go weak. I wiped my palms against my velvet dress to remove the sweat that continued to collect. My heart was pounding like keys on a piano as I went over the song I would be playing in my head.

3 You Try It! Show, Don't Tell! #1. Brian was scared to go on the roller
Take one of the "telling" sentences below and turn it into 
a "showing" paragraph in your Writer's Notebook. #1. Brian was scared to go on the roller coaster. #2. Amber couldn't believe all of the gifts she found under her tree! #3. Sally was very upset when she lost the game.

4 From Scholastic's The Most Wonderful Writing Lessons Ever

5 Guess The Emotion!

6 ? Guess The Emotion! mad, furious, angry
Bill's jaw was clenched, and his fingers were curled into tight 
fists. It looked as if steam was about to pour out of his ears. 
He stared straight ahead without even blinking. The veins in 
his neck were nearly bulging out of his skin as he stomped out 
of the room and slammed the door behind him. Click on the box below to reveal the emotion. ? mad, furious, angry

7 ? Guess The Emotion! nervous or scared
I stood at the edge of the pool staring into the water and 
clenching my dad's hand tightly. My knees were shaking, 
and my legs felt like Jello. "How deep is it?" I asked my dad for the tenth time. I didn't even hear his response. All I could think about 
was jumping into the water all by myself. I wanted to 
jump, but my feet felt like they were glued to the ground. Would I ever be able to do this? ? nervous or scared

8 ? Guess The Emotion! exhausted
I crossed the finish line and dropped to my knees. All of the energy I had while running the race drained from 
my body. I laid down next to the track, put my head in my 
hands, and gasped for air. Suddenly I was seeing stars, 
and it felt like the ground was spinning faster than a tea 
cup at Disney World. ? exhausted

9 ? Guess The Emotion! sad, upset
Tears rolled down my cheeks as my mom told me the bad 
news. I tried to ask questions, but I couldn't speak. My 
lips trembled as I walked slowly back to my bedroom and 
closed the door. I buried my face in my pillow and wailed. 
My pet fish was gone forever. ? sad, upset

10 ? Guess The Emotion! shocked, surprised
As I walked into my classroom on the first day of school and 
saw my teacher, I stopped dead in my tracks. My eyes nearly 
popped out of my head, and my jaw dropped to the floor. I was 
convinced I must be dreaming. I covered my open mouth with my hand and mumbled to my 
best friend, "Our teacher is a dog?" ? shocked, surprised

11 Click the box above to reveal the voice!
My smile was turned upside down. I had a knot in 
my stomach the size of a football. I could no longer 
hang my head high. I looked down to the floor. I 
vowed in my mind to never tease another person 
again! Click the box above to reveal the voice!

12 happy Use the emotion card you have been 
given. Write a short paragraph in which 
you Show, Don't Tell the emotion. Do not use the actual emotion word written on your card. You will read your paragraph to your 
classmates to see if they can guess your 

13 Show, Don't Tell! I had to go to the dentist to get 
a cavity filled. I was feeling 
very nervous. I was really terrified of going to the dentist. 
I was scared that it was going 
to hurt. I worried about it all day long! I had to go to the dentist to get a cavity 
filled. My stomach was in knots. I felt 
like I was going to throw up. My palms 
were sweating and my hands were 
shaking. Going to the dentist made me 
feel like I wanted to scream. I closed my 
eyes real tight and tried not to imagine 
how much it was going to hurt. I couldn't 
slow down my heart beat. It seemed to 
be pounding a mile a minute. I tried to 
stop biting my nails, but I was just 
dreading the idea of having a needle in 
my mouth. Ouch!


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