Exercise 4: Show vs. Tell


Using what you learned in Lesson 4: Show vs. Tell and from the video How to Write Descriptively, choose one of the following brief telling statements and turn it into a descriptive, showing paragraph as if it is a scene in a short story.

  • The plane was highjacked.
  • The dog went in the store.
  • The house is empty.
  • The doll was broken.
  • They met on the street.
  • The team lost.
  • She was sitting on the end of the dock.
  • The deer was in front of the car.
  • He was up early.
  • The child was angry.