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Getting Ready to Write A Story

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Level: All

Age: All

Target Language : Narrative Tenses, Adjectives to describe emotions, feelings, etc.                               

Give each student a handout with the chart below.

Play the sound effects you chose

Ask the students to fill in the following chart

What do you see?  
What do you hear?  
What do you feel?  
What do you taste?  
What do you smell?  

When your students finish completing their charts, ask them to share with their friends.

Remind them how we can start to write a first paragraph of a story. ( how we set the scene, etc)

Optional: you can ask your students to draw the scene based on their chart.

Then tell students to write an introduction paragraph for a short story or a novel.

You can download free sound effects

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Grammar Games ~Time Clause Game

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This can be played either with past and future time clauses.

Prepare cards. Choose two different colors for the cards. Say pink and yellow. On pink cards, write an activity such as wash the dishes, make the bed, etc.

On yellow cards write a conjunction that is used in time clauses.

Divide the class into two.

Explain the students that they have to choose two pink cards and a yellow card and make a correct sentence.

Draw a tic-tac-toe grid on the board and play the game.

Alternatively you can pass the pink cards and ask your students to write activities on the cards.

 

Drink coffee

 

 

 

 

Leave the house After

 

Run two hours

 

 

 

Collapsed Because

 

Take the medicine

 

 

 

Feel better The moment
Arrive home Make a salad While

 

 

 

Get back home Sleep When

 

 

 

Feel ill Eat all the chocolate As soon as

 

 

 

 

Wash the dishes

 

 

 

Watch the movie Before
Wait at the bus stop

 

 

 

Come Until