Show Not Tell

In week three at Dever Elementary school we focused on description. We talked about our favorite smells, textures and foods. Students did a wonderful job of focusing on an interest and showing the reader how they feel through description.

Ms. Sherfinski 


Nathaniel C.

I love bacon. I see people eating bacon

I taste bacon. I smell bacon. I touch bacon. I smell bacon. When I wake up I smell the nice scented, juicy bacon so I go straight downstairs to eat the nice, sweet, juicy bacon. I would never get tired of the nice small of bacon.



Alejandra A.

I see red square blocks

shiny and dicey on a plate

slimy juicy redness

sliding on my plate

I taste juicy watermelon

melting in my mouth

soft crunches

of a knife chopping watermelon

fresh chopped up watermelon

sourness in my mouth

I love the way it tastes

with lime and tajin

it melts in my mouth





“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.