flesl.net paired stories: writing (Donald McQuarrie)

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recognition:
this is the noun form of “recognize.”As it is used here it means “coming to be aware of something” or “admitting something”

author:
the person who writes something.

interrupt:
stop someone before they have finished doing, or saying, something

confusion:
this is the noun form of “confuse”it means “not understanding something”

clarification:
this is the noun form of “clarify” meaning to make something “clear” so it can be understood

content:
the facts and ideas in a piece of writing; not the grammar or the organization

• writing activities for ‘Donald McQuarrie’

writing

• instructions

- Write a narrative (story-telling) paragraph on one of the topics listed below.

- It should be a true story about you or about someone you know well.

- Maximum length: 150 words. Maximum time: 20 minutes.

• topics

- bad behaviour caused by drunkenness

- a frightening event on an airplane

- an experience that led to self-understanding (or a recognition of the need for self-understanding)

correction

• form groups of three (or four)

• exchange paragraphs with your partner(s)

• silently check your partner's paper for errors

discussion

• choose one paragraph from your group for reading to another group

• send the author of the chosen paragraph to another group and invite that group to send someone to your group

• listen while your guest reads his or her paragraph aloud

• if your guest's pronunciation or grammar causes confusion interrupt to ask for clarification

• when your guest has finished reading, summarize his or her paragraph to make sure it has been fully understood

• discuss the content of your guest's paragraph