Imagery: Show, Don't Tell
Have you ever noticed how authors will slow down the pace of the story during the good parts? They do this to add suspense, but also to add description so that you can really see and hear and feel all that’s going on, almost like you are right there in the action. This skill is called imagery - it’s visually descriptive language that paints a picture. Ask your students to rewrite vague statements with vivid imagery.