Teach 21: Writing – Show Not Tell
Show ‘n Tell Goes to the Movies – This lesson builds on students listening, speaking, reading, and writing vocabulary. Students often have a difficult time with the concept of showing – not telling – details in their writing. Breaking the skill down helps them to gain an understanding of the concept, to become more descriptive writers, and to apply the concept of show-not-tell to multimedia writing (movie making). (Subject Area: English/Language Arts, ELD; Grade Level: Grade 4)
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills.
The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
View Elk Grove USD Teach21 lesson plans at: https://anu-teach21.wikispaces.com/ANU+Home
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