Crazy Stories

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A classic, but still engaging and useful activity to get our students of English as a second language into writing.

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Crazy Stories

  1. 1. mcromeroriera@gmail.comCrazy Stories, a writing activity
  2. 2. Crazy stories mcromeroriera@gmail.com Level: All levels (intermediate upwards) Materials: White sheets of paper Aim: Improving writing skills and grammar/linking words revision Procedure: 1. Tell your students they are writing a collaborative story, but without knowing what other groups have written. 2. Students are arranged in groups (three to four). 3. Each grups writes a sentence and folds the paper. Then each grup pass its paper onto the next group. 4. They all add a new sentence to the new paper they have received, but without unfolding it!
  3. 3. Crazy stories mcromeroriera@gmail.com 5. When all the groups have added their bit to the rest, then the activity finishes. 6. A spokesperson in each group reads out the crazy, funny stories. 7. Teacher corrects mistakes orally so that the whole class knows. Notes: -You can direct your students to write in a tense you are interested in: Past Simple/Continuous… - In advanced groups/classrooms you could tell them to add a number of linking words, focus on punctuation, etc.
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  5. 5. Crazy stories mcromeroriera@gmail.com An example of how to start… then, Folding the paper
  6. 6. Crazy stories mcromeroriera@gmail.com CONTINuing THE STORY … …AND FOLDIING AGAIN.
  7. 7. Crazy stories mcromeroriera@gmail.com Keep writing… …AnD folding!
  8. 8. Crazy stories mcromeroriera@gmail.com funny texts will come out! Have a laugh!

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