Model Text, Creative, and Other Writing Activities and Lesson Plans

I am continuing to look into improving writing lessons and writing development for EFL learners. This collection of writing activities includes creative writing, comic book style writing, model text anaylisis writing, and writing with picture prompts. These activities are appropriate for a variety of ages and levels of ability in EFL/ESL study. Truly, the depth and complexity of the writing is limited only by the learners ability. Hopefully these will prove useful to many teachers. I plan to continue to develop additional worksheets so check back often for more.

  • Creative Writing Worksheets
    These are creative writing worksheets designed to help young learners or beginning EFL/ESL learners with writing short creative stories. Worksheets include picture prompts and language scaffolding in boxes that are easy to see on the page. This are great as warm up exercises, homework exercises, or as filling material for after an exam or group ...
  • Draw the Comic
    Guide your students through comic creation with this simple #esl activity
  • Comic Books Conversations
    These are conversation practice worksheets designed for all levels of EFL/ESL learner. The worksheets use a comic book style presentation to help students think about dialogue interactions and patterns. Generally I would have two students or a group of four create the conversation based on the story the pictures are telling. Once finished students create questions ...
  • Good Bad Writing Sample Advanced Foundation
    This activity is designed for advanced EFL/ESL learners. This activity helps students understand the process of assessment by the teacher by placing students in the role of the teacher. This activity also helps students understand and use a grading rubric to assess student performance in the classroom. I consider this material part of my foundation collection, ...
  • Creative Writing Conversations Beginners
    These are basic conversation writing and speaking worksheets that can be used with young learners or beginning EFL/ESL students to practice creating and performing conversations. These worksheets do not contain any language elements, just pictures. This makes the worksheets very adaptable to various teaching content. The learners will be required to demonstrate knowledge of conversational flow ...
  • Creating An Essay with Two Sides of the Argument
    This is a lesson from a recent class I taught. It’s based on New Advanced Headway 3 and includes the materials that I adapted from the series. This is a writing lesson, which includes the writing lesson plan, to help upper intermediate level learners construct an essay that presents to sides to an argument. This writing ...
  • General Writing Bubble Organizer
    Here is a bubble organizer for brainstorming ideas related to a topic before writing. This is a general organizer that can be used with any topic introduced by the teacher. This is a perfect writing organizers for any learner who is interested in writing, include EFL/ESL learners at a number of levels. This organizer would ...
  • Idea Square My Family Writing
    Here is an idea square organizer for writing on the topic of my family. The idea square is used as a brainstorming tool as a pre-writing task to help EFL/ESL learners organize their ideas. To use the writing square have students think about the family members that are presented in each corner. Ask students to ...
  • Describe Room List Organizer Writing Activity
    Here is an list style organizer for writing a descriptive paragraph about the the room of a student. The list is used as a brainstorming tool and a pre-writing task to help EFL/ESL learners organize their ideas. This list helps learner think about what they need to write about in the room and adjectives ...
  • My Holiday Webbing Bubble Writing
    Here is a webbing bubble organizer for brainstorming ideas related to a topic before writing. This writing worksheet is prepared for writing and organizing ideas about a previous holiday vacation trip. Students begin by brainstorming ideas and using the webbing to organize. This is followed by writing a paragraph using the details from the organizers. ...
  • Creative Writing Holiday Story with Bubble Organize
    This is a creative writing holiday prompt organizer for beginner or intermediate EFL/ESL learner, or any learner who is working on improving writing. The worksheet is constructed with some basic word prompts to assist with spelling and provide additional scaffolding. The worksheet is structured to follow basic process writing with a think, brainstorm and organize, ...
  • Creative Writing Worksheets with Bubble Organizer and Scaffolding
    These are creative writing prompts with an organizer for beginner or intermediate EFL/ESL learner, or any learner who is working on improving writing. The worksheets are constructed with some basic word prompts to assist with spelling and provide additional scaffolding. The worksheets are structured to follow basic process writing with a think, brainstorm and organize, then ...
  • Holiday Present Descriptive Writing
    Happy Holidays everyone. To help you through the holidays and the end of the year planning, here is a writing worksheet designed to help learners organize for a descriptive writing paragraph. The topic is holiday oriented. EFL/ESL learners are prompted to think about the types of holiday presents they have recieved and then to choose ...
  • Narrative Writing Lesson Plan for Intermediate Learners
    This lesson plan with model texts is designed to help learners plan for and write the ending for a story based on writing prompt. This lesson begins with a board splash and uses reading process steps to analyze a model text to determine how language is used to make writing more interesting for learners. This writing ...
  • Write a Movie Review with Model Text and Procedure
    Turn your students bored writing a bland movie review into world class movie critics with this #analysis #writing lesson
  • Pop Culture Hero Model Text Essay Writing
    How do you begin to write about a hero? Learn by understanding what makes a good hero story through #writinganalysis #ESL #EFL
  • Research Essay with Model Text Analysis Birthday Candles
    Analyzing a model helps scaffold the writing process for your learners in this self contained #modeltext #writing lesson
  • Report Writing with Sources Amazon Rainforest Model Text
    Use model text analysis to help your learners understand the #writing process in this #graphicorganizer support lesson
  • Valentine’s Day Creative Writing with Process Writing Procedure
    Do you want to work with your students and explain some of the tradition around Valentine’s Day? To help you through with this late winter planning  here is a writing worksheet designed to help learners organize for a descriptive writing paragraph. The topics are all about Valentine’s day using a picture prompt to help create ...
  • Valentine’s Day Creative Writing Worksheets with Writing Process Plan Intermediate
    Do you want to work with your students and explain some of the tradition around Valentine’s Day? To help you through with this late winter planning  here is a writing worksheet designed to help learners organize for a descriptive writing paragraph. The topics are all about Valentine’s day using a picture prompt to help create ...
  • Creative Writing Worksheets with Picture Prompts and Lesson Plan Procedure
    Write longer texts and get more creative with your learners. #creativewriting #efl #esl
  • Music Video Prompt: Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know
    What is this song really about? Who is the hero? Who is the villain? Is there more to it? #creativty #musicvideo #writing
  • Creative Writing: My Dreams of Being a Hero
    Use #graphicorganizers to improve writing and improve long form production for language learners
  • Video Prompt: Gopher Broke
    Meet a gopher that will never give up in his quest for food, and inspire fun writing. #ESL #EFL #Creativity
  • Video Prompt: Writing Two Frogs
    Two frogs. Some flies. A little adventure. A moment for #creative writing
  • Creative Writing: Comic Worship
    I developed these creative writing worksheets a while ago. These do not include a bubble organizers, but still work well with the writing process plan when done well. I’d recommend having your learners choose one picture or the other, or if they want a challenge they could do both pictures. A couple of set ups include: Write ...
  • Video Prompt: In the Rough Writing Lesson
    #creativity writing and video learner all perfect for developing literacy and being inspired
  • Video Prompt: Ryan vs Dorkman
    There can be only one light saber master. Who will it be? Let your students decide first, then watch the video to see the end. #creative
  • Creative Writing: Alien Invasion
    An alien visit and a chance to write. Develop your learners creativity writing skills with this fun #alien themed lesson
  • Music Video Prompt: One More Time
    Daft Punk in the #English classroom, inspiring #writing
  • Creative Writing: Birthday Party
    Have a fun #birthday themed writing class with this structured #creativewriting activity
  • Video Prompt: Aha Take On Me
    Enjoy this #80s classic, and inspire some creativity writing.
  • Music Video Writing Prompt: More Than Words
    Take your use of #music to #learn #English to new levels and elevate their love of #90s music
  • Video Prompt: The Hungry Pigeons
    What happens when these pigeons get hungry? Let your studnets #write the ending
  • Video Prompt: The Robot’s Smile
    If androids dream of electric sheep, can they also smile? You’re students write their own ending, then check their answers in this #creative activity
  • Video Prompt: Fishing with Sam
    Will you need a bigger boat? You will need to check in with your learners to find out when they finish the ending to this #creative story
  • Video Prompt: A Tragedy over Soup
    Will this dinner party end well? Your students will have to #write their way out of this mess using all their #creativity
  • Video Prompt: The Defective Robot
    Is this robot completely defective? Inspire your learners #creativewriting as they answer the question
  • Video Prompt: Medusa’s Reflection
    What will happen when you see Medusa’s Reflection? Let your students write the ending in this #creativewriting activity using videos
  • Video Prompt: An Act of Kindness
    Focus on #empathy in #writing using this video as a model prompt for your writing lesson.
  • Video Prompt: Hold the Line, Of Friendship and War
    Tackle complex social and emotional topics with this #video #writing activity focused on #SEL
  • Video Prompt: The Bully: Dealing with Bullying
    What will happen to the #bully? Help your learners deal with bullying in this engaging video prompt #creativewriting activity
  • Video Prompt: The Devil Vs The Angel
    Who will win in this battle? You’re #learners write the #ending in this #video prompt writing lesson
  • Video Prompt: The Adventures of Bicho
    Use youtube videos as #creativewriting prompts to inspire your #writers
  • Weekend Plans Writing Consensus Activity
    I was thinking about teaching writing this weekend, specifically writing in interaction. While as teachers we spend a lot of time on productive writing (writing a paragraph, writing an essay, writing a story) or writing to learn (taking notes, finishing something, writing to remember) we often leave writing to interact left untouched. Outside of letter ...
  • Video Prompt: Ryan vs Dorkman
    There can be only one light saber master. Who will it be? Let your students decide first, then watch the video to see the end. #creative
  • Video Prompt: Medusa’s Reflection
    What will happen when you see Medusa’s Reflection? Let your students write the ending in this #creativewriting activity using videos
  • Report Writing with Sources Amazon Rainforest Model Text
    Use model text analysis to help your learners understand the #writing process in this #graphicorganizer support lesson
  • Video Prompt: Aha Take On Me
    Enjoy this #80s classic, and inspire some creativity writing.
  • Music Video Prompt: One More Time
    Daft Punk in the #English classroom, inspiring #writing
  • Write a Movie Review with Model Text and Procedure
    Turn your students bored writing a bland movie review into world class movie critics with this #analysis #writing lesson