Pr-writing Strategies

Lesson Plan of Pr-writing Strategies

English Grade VIII

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Use a variety of pr-writing strategies such as brainstorming, mind mapping, outlining, etc.

Information for Teacher

·         Pr-writing:
A.      What will be the setting?
B.      What are going to be writing about?
C.      Who will be the characters?
D.      Who are you going to write to?
·         Clustering/mind mapping: Clustering is also called mind mapping or idea mapping. It is a strategy that allows you to explore the relationships between ideas.
·         Brainstorming: To produce an idea or way of solving a problem by holding a spontaneous group discussion is called brainstorming.
·         Clustering/ mind map: is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea.
·         Mind maps are used to create, envisage, structure and classify ideas and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions and writing.

Concept Map

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, duster, chart

Worm up activity

·         Select a topic and ask the students about this topic.
·         Ask them to give their ideas about it and ask one student to come up and write those ideas on board.
·         Here explain to them that this is a per-writing strategy called “brainstorming”.


Activity 1

·         Draw a mind map on the board and write all important information in it.
·         Explain them the mind map and the way it can be made.
·         Now give them a topic and ask them to make a mind map of it.

Activity 2

·         Divide the class in two groups.
·         Give them a topic.
·         Ask one group to write the main points about the topic through brainstorming.
·         Ask the other group to jot down the main points about the topics and make the mind map of them.
·         Both the group can cross check each other work.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Conclude the lesson by again explaining the concept of per-writing strategies to the class.


·         Ask the students to select any topic and use per-writing strategies for writing important points about it.

Follow up

·         Ask the students to select a topic and make mind map of it.

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