Show not tell.
How can you tell what Elsa and Anna are feeling?
* What do they look like?
* What are they doing?
* How are they doing it?
Today we have practised writing sentences where we show the reader what the character is feeling, rather than telling them.
For example, instead of: ‘Anna felt happy’, we can write ‘Anna skipped along merrily, her pigtails bobbing behind her. A huge beam was plastered to her face and her eyes twinkled brightly in the radiant sunshine’.
Class 7 have edited the sentences below to show rather than tell and left them as comments on this blog post. What do you think of them?
- Anna was happy.
- Anna was scared.
- Elsa was furious.
- Elsa began to cry.