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

Topic   Narratives

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)

Download the following:

  • lesson plan
  • Resource A: enlarge and cut up so each of the 5 photos is separate. Also prepare one normal-sized copy for each group
  • Worksheet 1 – one per student
  • Worksheet 2 – one per student

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