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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


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  • Helen Salthouse

    Excellent, thanks - just returned to this topic and I'll be using the templates :D

  • Helen Salthouse

    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.

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      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/