Showing Not Telling; Anthem Piece Rough Draft

25 Sep

Skill: Showing Not Telling– instead of telling us something, show us!

Telling: Roger is mean.

Showing: Roger tripped me in the hallway. At lunch, in between harassing freshmen, he was throwing french fries at our table.

Anthem Rough Draft

Today you will have time to work on your rough draft of your Anthem Piece.

Things to consider:

  • Stereotypes good and bad  (Athletes are dedicated, but not very smart)
  • You as an individual (Being an athlete runs in your family)
  • Lessons you learned from your identity (How to be part of a team)
  • How those lessons translate to other parts of your life (dealing with setbacks, and working with difficult people)
  • What people don’t know about your identity (Most of your time as an athlete is spent preparing and training)

As far as grading, be sure to:

  • Use specific examples instead of general ones
  • Use sensory imagery to describe things
  • Organize your paper into paragraphs
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