Lesson plans for ages 9-11 in Language & Literature: Refugee Children Recount their Experiences


Having shared the vicissitudes of the long trek to safety, the boys remained together.  © UNHCR/B.Press

LESSON 5: Story writing


The boy who told the story of Tit for Tat comes from Sudan. Why do you think he told a story about a camel and a fox, and not a story about koalas and kangaroos, or a story about penguins and seals?

Think about your own country and two of its native animals and write a story about them. In your story, say whether your animals are friends, and describe an incident that happened to them. Your incident could be humorous, serious or sad. Remember to use adjectives, when appropriate, to give your story a lift.