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BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Tell Me a Story by Minefields 


GRAMMAR: Relative Pronoun

EXAMPLE:  I have a book that is good for children. 

DATE ADDED: Nov 10, 2011


    Large Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


40-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: In teams, students try to piece a story together.



  • FountainOfYouth attachment: Cut the story into 8 paragraphs, then glue them onto coloured card. Stick pieces of the story outside the classroom, in the hallway on the window, wall etc.
  • Pair of scissors for each team



  1. Divide the class into teams of 4-6 and tell them they must either be a 'writer', who must remain seated at all times or a 'reporter’. Half are writers and half are reporters.
  2. The ‘reporters’ must find the pieces of the story outside, memorise them, then teach it to their 'writer' who writes them down.
  3. When all the sentences have been reported, the students must work together to figure out the order of the story.
  4. The attachment has eight pictures and eight writing spaces. The students' task is to decide which sentences corresponds to which picture and put them in order.



  • Instead of using the cards, students can draw a picture that matches each paragraph.
  • Give a tick to the 'reporters' that can read each paragraph to you until the whole story is read.
  • Naturally, you can adapt any story to this format to target any grammar point.



  • Spelling counts too, so look over the reading student's shoulder to check this as well as punctuation.



  • This lesson takes 50 minutes, no more, no less. Also, you might want to tell the students they can't call out each word from the hallway.

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