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Show it, don’t tell it!. Sensory Details. Bring Characters, conflict, and Settings to life in your stories by using sensory details . Describe how things taste , smell, look, feel, and sound by using concrete details to help readers form vivid mental pictures . Sight. General Sentence

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Show it don t tell it
Show it, don’t tell it!

Sensory Details


Bring Characters, conflict, and Settings to life in your stories by using sensory details.Describe how things taste, smell, look, feel, and sound by using concrete details to help readers form vivid mental pictures.


Sight
Sight

General Sentence

After we viewed the movie about nuclear destruction, we better understood the devastating effects of this type of warfare.

Add ‘Sight’ sensory details

After we viewed the enormous mushroom cloud produced by a nuclear bomb, we better understood the devastating effects of this type of warfare.


Describe what you see
Describe what you see

I couldn't help but notice......

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I gazed.....

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Sound
Sound

General Sentence

The music was very loud at the rock concert last night.

Add sound details

My ears are still ringing today because the music was very loud at the rock concert last night.


Describe what you hear
Describe what you hear.

Standing quietly, I noticed.....

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I overheard .....

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Smell
Smell

General Sentence

Through the use of aromatherapy, many retail stores are trying to enhance their customers' moods to increase business.

Add Smell details

By using floral perfumes or outdoor scents, many retail stores are trying to make their customers feel like they are in a natural setting.


Describe what you smell
Describe what you smell.

Breathing deeply, I noticed ....

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I inhaled the scent of ....

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Taste
taste

General Sentence

The university sponsored a festival which featured Japanese foods.

Add taste detail

The university sponsored a festival featuring hot, spicy, Japanese foods.


Describe what you taste
Describe what you taste.

My mouth watered as ....

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My stomach growled as .....

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Touch
Touch

General sentence

The Braille system of communication uses touch to convey a message.

Add touch detail

The Braille system of communication requires a person to touch a series of raised dots to convey a message.


Describe what you feel
Describe what you feel.

When I touched .....

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He was holding .....

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Try it
Try it:

The class went to the zoo.

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At the party we ate cake and ice cream.

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The football game was loud. ________________________________________________________________________________


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