ESL Library is now Ellii!

Unsupported Browser

Ellii may not function properly in Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox instead.

Unsupported Browser

Ellii may not function properly in older browsers. We recommend updating yours to the latest version for the best experience.

Ocean Story

Story Prompts


Young Learners

Inspire your students to write and/or tell a story about the ocean! This lesson includes a number of planning tasks.

  • octopus
  • diver
  • submarine
  • coral
  • sand
  • bubbles
  • ocean
  • turtle
  • jellyfish
  • seahorse
  • pirate ship
  • crab
  • treasure chest
  • trident (spear)
  • shark
  • starfish
  • eye patch
  • music notes
Task Content
  • Ocean Scene(Reference)
  • Brainstorming: Vocabulary(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Planning A: Setting, Characters, and Plot(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Planning B: Dialogue(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Reading: A Story Checklist(Reference)
  • Writing: Write a Space Story(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Speaking: Tell an Ocean Story(Speaking Task)