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Writing a short story

This lesson plan provides students with a framework for generating and sequencing ideas for writing a short story. 

Topic   Narratives

Level:   E3+ / Intermediate 1+ / B2+  

Time:    1.5 hours


  • To develop students’ ability to generate ideas for writing a short story
  • To provide students with the tools and structure for writing a short story
  • To give practice in describing and giving opinions on pictures


This lesson provides students with a framework to generate and sequence their ideas in order to write a short story.

You will need:

  • Realia: a child’s story book, with pictures
  • Post-it notes or small sticky slips of paper – 10 per group of 4-5 students for warmer
  • Scissors (1 per group)

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