flesl.net paired stories: story exchange & writing: Molly Ahrens

web address: flesl.net/Reading/Stories/Series2/Molly_Ahrens/Extras/MollyA_story_exchange.pdf

episode:
a series of connected events

suffer from an illness:
have an illness

illustrative examples:
an example which shows (illustrates) what something is like

anorexia:
Condition of a person, most commonly young woman, who believes they are fat even though this is not true, and who refuses to eat a normal amount of food as a result. (more correctly, “anorexia nervosa.”

disorder:
a condition of something being wrong with a person (like “disease” but more vague)

bulimia:
eating large amounts of food in a short period of time although not hungry but without purging

binge:
a short period of compulsive acivity of some sort (especially drinking or eating)

purge eating disorder:
purging (“vomiting“) to control weight although not eating large amounts of food.

compulsive:
compulsive behaviour is bhaviour you cannot control even though you know it is bad for you

binge eating disorder:
eating very large amounts of food in a short period of time but not purging

pica:
compulsive eating of non-food, for example: metal, coal, soap, rock, glue

• story exchange & writing activity for ‘Molly Ahrens’

A. Story Exchange

1: make groups of three or four

2: decide who is going to be A, who B, and who C. (In a four-person group there will be a c1 and a c2.)

3: A, tells the others in a story about one of the following:


a particular episode in the life of someone you know who suffers from anorexia (or some other type of eatng disorder such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, purging disorder, pica)

a general description (with illustrative examples) of the personality of someone you knowwho suffers from anorexia (or some other type of eatng disorder such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, purging disorder, pica)

a particular episode in the life of someone you know who suffers from another sort of compulsive disorder such as compulsive gambling, hand washing, nail biting, checking, or from compulsive sexual behaviour of some sort.

a general description (with illustrative examples) of the personality of someone you know who suffers from from another sort of compulsive disorder such as compulsive gambling, hand washing, nail biting, checking, or from compulsive sexual behaviour of some sort.

4: B, repeats A’s story.

5: C (or C1 and C2), asks A questions about his or her story.

6: A becomes C (or C2), B becomes A, etcetera, and everything is repeated.

B. Writing

1: write a paragraph telling one of the stories you have heard (not your own)

2: exchange your group’s paragraphs for the paragraphs of another group.

C. Correction

1: correct the errors in one of the paragraphs your group has received

2: discuss two or three intereting errors with the other members of your group