Students will be able to express specific (showing) details in their writing.
Tell students that today, they will learn how to turn their telling details into showing details. Give an example of each type of detail.
Ask students to define a telling detail. Ask students to define a showing detail. Define for students if they have difficulty: A telling detail is a general detail. It does not give your readers a lot of information. A showing detail is a specific detail. It gives your readers additional information and answers their questions.