Show Don't Tell

I wrote here about the awesome lesson I found on Miss Radka's Rhapsody blog and how well it went in my classroom.  Here are a few pictures of the final projects.  We actually finished these up about two weeks ago.  Details details.

This is the lesson that keeps on giving.  We were working on plans this week.  I asked the kids not to just plan the feeling they were having, but how they were going to show it.  This lesson has been PERFECTO to refer back to.  I know it's going to be an anchor lesson we come back to all year long.

Annnnd, here's a little tip for your kiddos that are really struggling with showing feeling.  I was working with one of my little guys who was feeling terrified at a point in his story.  I asked him how he was going to show it, we referred back to this lesson, and he was still struggling.  He told me he wasn't feeling anything, he was just terrified.

So, out of nowhere I yelled "BAM!!!!!!!" at the top of my lungs.  He jumped a mile.  We discussed how his body reacted physically and how he looked when I did that.  We also had a good laugh before y'all think I tortured the poor kid.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Megan, wonderful writing! It looks so good! I would love to try this with 2nd grade! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

  2. That's some good stuff, Megan! I can't wait to see what else your students do this year!

  3. Megan, thanks so much for the free graphics! Love, love, love the Show, Don't Tell student samples!

  4. So stinkin' cute! Love these backgrounds! Will definitely be using them in my warm-up slideshows this month.