textbook

Writing Skills
Learning Activity 5

Four handouts

5-1: Autobiography Incidents

Instructor models a short autobiographical incident from his/her life.

  1. Learners work in pairs and share an important incident in their lives. Ask learners to share happy incidents with each other.
  2. They brainstorm categories for stories, e.g. school adventures, a special holiday, brothers, sisters, children, family, happy moments, ect.
  3. Learners choose one topic and set a timer for one minute. The partner will share thoughts and memories. Partners take turns repeating the activity for each topic on the list.
  4. Learners discuss together the stories they want to hear more about.
  5. Learners write a one paragraph story about the incident. Some ideas for learners to write about are on the handout.