Writing a suspense story

Aimed at KS2 these resources provide everything needed to write a suspense story. Using an audio file and The Old Mill by Pie Corbett as a starting point which can also be used as a guided reading follow-up. A powerpoint goes through the stages of writing including features and a model, there is also a detailed planning sheet breaking the story down into sections and giving an example for each section, modeled setting description phrases, a word mat, story scenarios and a modeled story that included all the writing assessment features required by the end of year 6.

Two hyperlinks are in the powerpoint links below:



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  • suspense-story-planning.pptx
  • suspense-story-model.docx
  • suspense-story-plan.docx
  • scenarios.docx
  • The_Old_Mill_-_Pie_Corbett.pdf
  • setting-description.docx

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Created: Jun 13, 2018

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