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The Great White Shark

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One Saturday morning, the residents of New High Street in Oxford, woke up to see a great white shark on the roof of Bill Heines house. Bill was delighted. For months, he had been preparing his house to support the weight of the 200-kilo fibreglass shark. A sculptor had built the shark in a shed and a huge crane had lifted the monster into a hole in the roof.

The police were called but they had to admit that there was no law against putting sharks on roofs.

Gap Fill
One Saturday ________, the residents of New High Street in Oxford, ________ up to see a great white ________ on the roof of Bill Heines ________. Bill was _______. For months, he ________ been preparing his house to ________ the weight of the 200-kilo ________ shark. A sculptor had ________ the shark in a shed and a ________ crane had lifted the monster ________ a hole in the roof. The ________ were called but they had to ________ that there was no law ________ putting sharks on roofs.

Choose The Correct Word One Saturday morning/day/night, the residents of New High Street in Oxford, got/woke/sat up to see a great white fish/whale/shark on the roof of Bill Heines home/house/habitation. Put The Lines Of The Story In The Correct Order The police were called he had been preparing his house into a hole in the roof that there was no law the 200-kilo fibreglass shark. A sculptor had built the shark in a shed and a huge crane For months had lifted the monster but they had to admit Heine was delighted. to support the weight of against putting sharks on roofs.

Content Organisation And Cohesion Range And Accuracy Register And Tone Target Reader Band

Task Achievement Organisation And Cohesion Range Of Grammar And Vocabulary Accuracy Of Grammar And Vocabulary Effect On Reader Overall

Creative Writing

- Circle stories

Very Good emergency/dogme lesson PW or GW

Suggested Procedure :

1. Dictate the first lines of different stories to each pair/group or have lines already written. 2. Students write stories for 5 mins. Then pass them round to next pair/group. 3. Students correct stories they have received and continue them. 4. When the stories have come full circle they can be finished. 5 Teacher can collect stories for later correction work , editing publication and display.

Examples of opening lines : Simon seemed like an ordinary teacher but he had a terrible secret.. Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess called Janet.. Julia was driving along a dark country lane . Suddenly her car stopped.. Duncan woke up to find his bedroom suffused with a mysterious red light. Jess walked into a busy pub . Suddenly everyone stopped talking and turned towards her.. Expand A Story

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Sangeeta
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Some ideas for correction work:


In order to encourage self-correction and to reduce the stress of writing, the following techniques can be tried :

1. Use correction symbols so that students can self-correct, individually or collaboratively. ( see handout ) 2. Underline mistakes and number them according to the relevant section/page in a grammar or text book. 3. After a collaborative writing task, ask students to read their work aloud to other groups, who make oral suggestions for improvement. 4. When students do a group-writing task, ask them to write on overhead transparencies so that you can display the work for the whole class to read and do open class correction 5. Ask students to pass their work to another student or group of students for comment 6. Put the students work on the walls and ask them to choose favourite phrases or sentences from the other students work 7. Ask students to rewrite work at home after a peer correction stage in the class.

Some Story Skeleton Ideas:


A man went on holiday He met a woman and they fell in love He asked her to marry him The man went home

Three friends went on holiday in a car They camped Things went wrong They got home safely

A woman went to work Something happened on the way to work She met a man They got married

A group of friends went out for the night They tried a new bar Something funny happened They woke up in the local park