I’d like to share a guided writing activity that I adapted for my classes.
Give students a card and ask them to read the instructions.
Tell them they are going to invent a story about what happened to the characters on their cards.
Give them the pre-prepared questions and ask them to answer the questions Tell them these questions will guide them to write their stories. They may add any additional parts to their stories.
You can even give them the characters from the novels or short stories. It can even be a good pre reading activity for a story unit.
I prepared a Google document for the instructions and another for the questions and I’ll add more when I come up with an interesting idea. May I also invite you to add your instructions and questions?
Note: You can prepare your cards on powerpoint slides and save them as JPEG, print and laminate them for many uses.
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Ann your posts are great,thank you.
I have taken them to practise.I am really grateful to have the chance to meet you and your great work.Warm regards,