The purpose of this ESL writing lesson is to give students an opportunity to work in groups and use the three elements of paragraph style which we studied in class: strong opening sentence, logical organization and unity.
This writing lesson uses two pieces of media: a mind map to encourage detail thinking and a video for inspiration.
Cinderella Mind Map
Here is a mind map of the fairy tale Cinderella. Our writing class will be creating a mind map as a tool to help students write a creative story.
ESL Video Lesson
The next step in the writing lesson is to watch a video. Nuit Blanche is a short dramatic story about a man and woman who meet on the street. In this writing lesson, students will use this video as the basis for their creative story.
Mind map image by limevelyn.