Writing: Narrative/Descriptive Essay
Subject : English
Form : 3
Duration : 100 minutes
Topic : Writing: Narrative/Descriptive Essay
Learning Outcomes : Given a picture stimulus, students will write a story
within 25 minutes.
Instructional Strategy : i. cooperative
Language Skills : i. Reading
Moral Values : i. Cooperation
CCTS : i. Identifying patterns
ii. Giving ideas
iv. Arranging information
Multiple Intelligences : i. Verbal-linguistic
Instructional Media : i. Worksheets
ii. Pictoral stimulus
iii. Mahjong paper
v. Marker pens
Background Knowledge : Students have knowledge of how to write a story.
STEP/DURATION ACTIVITIES INSTRUCTIONAL GENERIC
TEACHER STUDENTS MATERIAL SKILLS
Lead in Vocabulary 1. Teacher distributes 1. Students Stimulus 1 CCTS
building Stimulus 1. respond Giving ideas
15 minutes orally. Discussing
2. Teacher discusses
(Gaining attention) with students what Multiple
they can see in the Intelligences
3. Teacher writes these
words on the mahjong
paper and later sticks
this paper on the wall.
Step 1 Writing a 1. Teacher discusses 1. Students Transparency CCTS
narrative/ with students the respond (see Notes section) Discussing
20 minutes descriptive text format of writing a appropriately.
(Informing the text. Intelligences
learner of the Verbal-linguistic
Step 2 Simple Past 1. Teacher discusses 1. Students do Whiteboard CCTS
Tense briefly the use of the task in Identifying
30 minutes and Past simple past tense, pairs. patterns
Continuous simple continuous
(Stimulating recall Tense tense and past perfect Multiple
of prerequisite continuous. Intelligences
2. Teacher gives out Interpersonal
Worksheets 1 and 2 to
the students. Teacher
asks students to work
in pairs to complete
Step 3 Writing 1. Teacher instructs the 1. Students do Stimulus 1 CCTS
students to look at the task. Interpreting
35 minutes Stimulus 1 again and Arranging
do the task. information
retention and Multiple
1. Distribute Stimulus 1.
2. Brainstorm with students (alternatively, ask students to brainstorm in
groups) what they can see in the pictures.
3. Write the words associated with the pictures on a piece of mahjong paper
and when finished, stick the paper on one wall of the classroom. This is
mainly to help the weaker students who lack the vocabulary to do the
task in step 3. Thus, it is necessary that the mahjong paper contain as
many words as possible to help these students.
1. Discuss with students the format of writing a story which is as follows:
iii. Turning point/Climax
iv. How the problem was solved
2. Also, inform the students about the language aspect i.e. use lots of
adjectives, adverbs (refer to previous lesson), prepositions and make
sure to use the correct tense. When telling stories usually the Past Tense
is used. So, revise the Past Tense with the students.
1. Revise the Simple Past Tense.
2. Revise the Past Continuous Tense.
Note: The Past Continuous expresses an activity that was happening at a
point of time or at the time of another action.
1st action started 2 nd action happened while now
1st action is still in progress.
3. Revise the Past Perfect Tense.
Note: The Past Perfect expresses an activity that happened before
another time in the past.
4. Give out Worksheet 1 and 2 and tell students to do the exercise.
1. Tell students to look at the stimulus again and remind them about the
format of a narrative/descriptive essay.