flesl.net paired stories: Joshua Fleuelling

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

desperate:
hurried because of fear

collapse:
fall because sick or hurt

organ:
eye, heart, etc

transplant:
take out of one body and put into another

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

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

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

content:
the facts and ideas; not the grammar or the organization

• writing activities for ‘Joshua Fleuelling’

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

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

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