CHOOSE ONE of these unsettling situations, brainstorm all the ideas you need and write a story about it.
ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1st PARAGRAPH:
a. WHEN and WHERE does the story take place?
b. WHO was involved in the incident? 2nd PARAGRAPH:
c. ANY MORE PEOPLE involved in the incident?
d. WHAT was the incident?
e. HOW did the people react to it? 3rd PARAGRAPH:
f. HOW did the story end?
REMEMBER to use CONNECTORS of SEQUENCE (in the beginning, next, then, after that, eventually..).
BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR FINAL VERSION, CHECK THIS: - Does the story answer all the questions? - Has it got all the necessary information? - Is it easy to understand? - Is it well organised? Does each paragraph contain the necessary information in a sensible order? - Is the grammar correct? Have you used different and correct verb tenses? - Have you used different words? Have you included a variety of adjectives, synonyms...? - Have you used punctuation and capital letters?
I didn't know how to name this blog. I was focussed on my computer screen when I heard some chirping. I lifted my head and I saw the sparrows I've been feeding for more than a year skipping on my windowsill and waiting for their daily bread crumbs. They gave me the name. "Sparrows are wise". They always know where to find their food. And they're beautiful!! That's what I expect from you: my students. To be wise to find what you need to be independent and autonomous as learners ... and as persons!!
He sido profesor de inglés más de 30 años y puedo decir que he disfrutado como "cochino en lodazal". Ahora, ya jubilado, sigo intentando enseñar algo allí donde me llaman. Y, una de esas cosas, es enseñar español a inmigrantes en el madrileño barrio de Lavapiés. Espero que este blog les sirva a todos mis alumnos y quienes, sin serlo, vean útiles mis publicaciones.