Helping Students Write a Creative Story

Kelts School - Idiomas e Intercâmbio

Once students have become familiar with the basics of English and have begun communicating, writing can help open up new avenues of expression. These first steps are often difficult as students struggle to combine simple sentences into more complex structures. This guided writing lesson is intended to help bridge the gap from simply writing sentences to developing a larger structure. During the course of the lesson students become familiar with the sentence connectors ‘so’ and ‘because’.

Aim: Guided Writing – learning to use the sentence connectors ‘so’ and ‘because’

Activity: Sentence combination exercise followed by guided writing exercise

Level: lower intermediate


  • Write a sentence with ‘so’ and a sentence with ‘because’ on the board: Example: We needed some food so I went to the supermarket. | He studied all night because he had a difficult test the next day.
  • Ask students which sentence expresses a reason (because) and…

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