It's not show vs. tell. It's show AND tell.
It’s show AND tell. When we’re kids, we want to bring our cool thing to school to show off. But looking at it isn’t enough. You have to give the thing context. You have to tell the story that makes that red polished rock interesting.
You are a first grader again getting ready for show and tell. Describe the object you chose. Then create a story for why it’s interesting.
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