Write a Narrative Lesson
Upper Intermediate level
Writing a Narrative
Continuous aspect in other tenses
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
T will put up a picture on the board of the Grand Canyon and ask learners what they know about it. Before giving out the text, pre-teach the vocabulary. T will get the learners to read the text (quickly/gist) and answer the question in exercise 1. The feedback will be their ideas on the picture and their answer for the question.
T will explain to learners that they will be writing their own story about a frightening experience. T can Elicit a few ideas on what a frightening story could be, giving an example or two if needed. Using the exercise on the handout on narrative structure, T will prepare the learners by doing the first example as a class, then letting them finish the remainder of the exercise in their pairs. Monitor and assist if necessary. The feedback will be the students changing partners and checking each other’s work and going through it as a class.
Explain to the class that at this point they only need to write a structure to their story. Monitor the students while they write and help if needed.
Let the learners know that they have around 10 minutes to write their story, monitoring as they write. Once finished, T will put the learners into groups and let the learners read each other's stories. When finished, ask individual students which story they thought was most frightening. Feedback will be from the learner’s opinions on the stories.
T will put students into pairs again and hand out the exercise. Do the first one as a class and let the pairs get on with the rest. Once students have completed, check the answers as a class. The T will put the learners into groups and let them continue with the table in the analysis box. The T will then ask them to discuss the question in their groups. The T will hand out the answers and clarify if there is anything which they do not understand.