Show Don’t Tell is one of the most often heard phrases used about writing but what does it mean?
Using her own work and experiences as examples, Ursula shows how to make work unique to each writer. She instils confidence in young writers by breaking down the different skills required and then encourages them to try a writing exercise.
This video includes:
What Show Don’t Tell Means to Me
Why is it so important to discover your own way of writing and why is reading so important?
You don’t write a lot of descriptions in your stories, so how do you actually ‘show’ the reader?
Follow up activity.
Ursula uses her work to give students examples of what this means and how to make your writing uniquely your own through individual experiences.
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Develop and apply contextual knowledge. Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features. Respond to and compose texts.
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
English » Making meaning through responding and composing
English Learning Area; Develop and apply contextual knowledge. Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features. Respond to and compose texts. Success criteria will be developed by teachers.
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Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Sydney and wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of over 60 books for children and young adults. She has won many national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award, and has been nominated for the international Hans Christian Anderson and Astrid Lindgren awards for children’s literature. Her books have been published widely across the world and translated into fourteen different languages. Alison Lester
In a career spanning over 30 years, Alison has created over 30 books, including some of the most iconic in contemporary Australian publishing including: Imagine; Magic Beach; Thing; Noni the Pony; Clive Eats Alligators; Kissed by the Moon and Are We There Yet? Her collaborations with Indigenous children and communities over many years have inspired both the children she has worked with,
her peers and the book industry generally and resulted in picture books published and celebrated across the country.
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Technology and Materials Requirements
Teachers or students will need access to a laptop, phone or Smartboard to download and watch the pre-recorded video.
More Information About This Event
The following Laureates Online presentations are available: Ursula Dubosarsky
Show Don’t Tell
Write What You Know
Writing The First Draft
Creating a Picture Book Part 1
Creating a Picture Book Part 2
Creating a Picture Book Part 3
There are also free activities, resources and research on our website for students and teachers, including Laureates’ stories read in English, AUSLAN and other languages. https://www.childrenslaureate.org.au
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