Story Writing Tips

Lesson Plan of Story Writing Tips

English Grade V

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         What is story?
·         What are the elements of story?
·         Write a story using the elements of story writing.

Information for Teachers

·         What is a story: An account of imaginary or real people “an adventure story” a report of an item of news in a newspaper, magazine, or broadcast and events told for entertainment are called story.
Story Writing Tips
·         Elements of story: A story has five basic but important elements. These five components are: the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict, and the resolution. These essential elements keep the story running smoothly and allow the action to develop in a logical way that the reader can follow.
·         A story is narrative writing. The characters are Centre of all action. The setting tells where and when the story takes place.
·         There is always a problem in a story (meaning the basic reason to write a story) and finally a solution to the problem is found towards the end of the story.
·         Every story has a beginning, middle and end.
·         While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where and when applicable.

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, duster, notebooks, pencils

Worm up activity

·         Review the previous lessons about the basic elements of a story. Write the elements in a template from on the board
·         Ask how many students have read stories in last week. Encourage all students to read stories from magazines and children’s newspapers.


Activity 1

·         Ask a student to relate a story he/she has read recently.
·         Ask the students about the elements of the story narrated.

Activity 2

·         Divide the class in small groups of 5-6 members each.
·         Give each group one story beginning.  For example:
o   I knew something strange would happen that day.
o   Sami and his sister Salma were alone at home one day.
o   One day jimmy went out to get ice-cream. Uma was walking home from school when she saw   it lying on the ground (students to decide what it was that she found.
·         Students discuss a topic to write a story about. They must use all elements of story writing.
·         Students must have characters in their story, mention where the story is taking place (setting), a beginning, middle and end. They can give a title to the story too.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Ask the representative from each group to read out their story.
·         Appreciate or advise, as required.
·         Display the story in class.


·         Assess students’ written work to know about their understanding and learning.
·         You can give marks to each group’s stories on the basis of all elements used.
·         Teacher is also required to involve the student in solving the problems given in the exercise at end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

·         Students should make a story book and submit in a week’s time.
·         Put up a chart in the classroom to record the reading record of the students.

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