Show Don’t Tell: A Descriptive Writing Game

Posted by Erica Warren on

Descriptive writing enables the author to paint scenes and characters in the mind’s eye of the reader. Like an artist, carefully selected, colorful words can convey vivid imagery, but only if the author learns to "show" and not "tell" the audience. Learning how to use illustrative adjectives, action verbs, graphic adverbs, expressive metaphors, vivid similes and showy personification is the key to writing engaging stories. What's more is it makes the process of writing a lot more fun!
Descriptive Writing Game

Who Struggles with Descriptive Writing?

Concrete learners or students that struggle with visualization or language processing can find descriptive writing difficult to learn. They can also find the learning process boring and tedious. As a result, I created a game to help make descriptive writing both enjoyable and memorable.

What is the Show Don't Tell Descriptive Writing Game?

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Show Don’t Tell & Show Don't Tell 2 Fabulously Fun Descriptive Writing Game, by Dr. Erica Warren is a downloadable and printable activity that is available at  Good Sensory Learning.  The game will walk students  through the process of descriptive writing and will make it enjoyable and memorable.. You will be amazed at the beautiful paragraphs that players of all ages will create.
Show Don't Tell Descriptive Writing Game
So if you want to help struggling writers find join in the writing process, consider my product, Show Don't Tell!  
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Cheers, Erica 
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning.  She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Go Dyslexia, in Ossining, NY.  To learn more about her products and services, you can go to &  
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