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Developing Characters Poster Pack - Show, Don't Tell Feelings

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 16 pages | Years: F - 7

A set of 16 posters about developing and describing characters when writing stories.

Don’t tell feeling, show feeling to add detail and capture attention when writing your stories. This poster pack includes examples of common emotional states:

  • happy
  • sad
  • afraid
  • cold
  • shy
  • hot
  • excited
  • sick
  • having fun
  • nervous
  • angry
  • worried
  • frustrated
  • hungry
  • tired
  • surprised

Curriculum

  • ACELA1787

    Explore different ways of expressing emotions, including verbal, visual, body language and facial expressionsElaborationsextending students’ vocabularies for the expression of feelings and emotions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinki...

  • ACELT1581

    Discuss how authors create characters using language and imagesElaborationsidentifying similarities between texts from different cultural traditions, for example representations of dragons in traditional European and Asian texts (Skills: Literacy, Cr...

  • ACELA1462

    Identify language that can be used for appreciating texts and the qualities of people and thingsElaborationsexploring how language is used to express feelings including learning vocabulary to express a gradation of feeling, for example ‘happy’, ...

  • ACELA1469

    Identify visual representations of characters’ actions, reactions, speech and thought processes in narratives, and consider how these images add to or contradict or multiply the meaning of accompanying wordsElaborationscomparing two versions o...

  • ACELA1477

    Examine how evaluative language can be varied to be more or less forcefulElaborationsexploring how modal verbs, for example 'must', 'might',' or 'could' indicate degrees of probability or obligation (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Crea...

  • ACELT1594

    Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasonsElaborationsreading texts in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children/young people are the central character...

  • ACELT1599

    Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrativeElaborationsidentifying and discussing the use of descriptive adjectives (‘in the middle of a va...

  • ACELY1675

    Identify the point of view in a text and suggest alternative points of viewElaborationsdiscussing how a text presents the point of view of the main character, and speculating on what other characters might think or feel (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...

  • ACELT1605

    Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tensionElaborationsexamining the author’s description of a c...

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  • Helen Salthouse
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    Excellent, thanks - just returned to this topic and I'll be using the templates :D
  • Helen Salthouse
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    Great idea! Might also be good to have some 'blanks' - I often use a 'gingerbread man' outline for children to fill in with adjectives describing a character.
    • ·
      Hi Helen - great suggestion! We've just added some blank templates here: https://www.teachstarter.com/teaching-resource/show-dont-tell-feelings-synonyms-poster-activity-pack/

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