Building tension and suspense - KS2 Literacy

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Follow me on twitter @Mr_Rathe and my site for more ICT and Shakespeare teaching ideas... A Lesson Plan over 2 days building to a Big Write with Suspenseful writing techniques. Supporting material- Online Prezi PPT with video, suspenseful music and pictorial writing prompts. Includes reinforcement of features of suspenseful writing; short sentences/paragraphs, powerful verbs, ellipsis, use of senses, similes/metaphors etc. Includes link to BBC interview with Malorie Blackman re creating tension.


  • Narrative suspense planner KS2.doc

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  • 5
    user avatarAlextrain13 days agoreport

    WOW! Nothing more to be said, other than thank you so much for sharing.

  • 5

    Many thanks, this is a great resources. Love the prezi!

  • 5
    user avatarsusiej2 months agoreport

    A very good resource, different and full of useful tips. The Malorie Blackman clip has moved but I googled it and found it.

  • 4
    user avatartyette5 months agoreport

    Thanks for sharing this plan. Will use with Year 5 class.

  • 3
    user avatarleromancer6 months agoreport

    Great but the Malorie Blackman link doesn't work any longer????