flesl.net paired stories: Joshua Fleuelling

web address: flesl.net/Experimental/Reading/Stories/Series1

hurried because of fear

fall because sick or hurt

eye, heart, etc

take out of one body and put into another

stop someone before they have finished doing, or saying

“not understanding something, being mistaken” Verb = “confuse”

to make something “clear” (so it can be understood) Verb = “clarify”

the facts and ideas; not the grammar or the organization

• writing activities for ‘Joshua Fleuelling’


• 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

a) someone dies (almost dies) because they don’t get medical care quickly enough

b) a desperate attempt to save the life of someone who has collapsed

c) a case of someone giving or receiving an organ transplant


• form groups of three (or four)

• exchange paragraphs with your partner(s)

• silently check your partner's paper for errors


• 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