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L.O. I can use show, don’t tell effectively


We have looked at show, don’t tell sentences before. We try to use them in our writing to make it more descriptive and interesting to read. Show, don’t tell sentence show us what is happening rather than just telling us.


For example:

Violet was angry.


Violet pursed her lips and clenched her fists into tight balls. As her eyes flashed heat waves at me, her jaw tightened and her face turned a deep purple. Violet began to stamp her feet and wave her fists violently.


Think about the body language of the character. Would their fists curl? Would they tremble?

How would they physically feel? Would they have a knot in their stomach? Would they feel light headed?  


I would like you to write some show, don’t tell descriptions for the following sentences:

The boy was sad.

The girl was excited.

The cat was lazy.

The man was nervous.



The fireworks were spectacular.

The car was old and worn out.

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