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Today we are going to learning how to write using 'show not tell ' emotions, to make our writing more interesting for the reader.


Task 1: READ

Read to the end of chapter 13 (Deciphering the message) in The City of Ember.

Think about how the characters and feeling now. How does the author SHOW us and not TELL us? See if you can find some examples in the text.



Look through the presentation below and learn about show not tell emotions and why authors choose to do this. Then, have a go at trying to make some sentences more interesting by using show not tell emotions yourself.

Show not tell emotions presentation

Task 3: Pick and emotion from the categories below and write your own show not tell emotion paragraph. Each emotion has some examples to get your started but it I would also like you to think of your own.