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Creative writing - mystery, murder and suspense

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The mystery story game
A set of cut-out cards for a group storytelling activity. Notes for teachers are included.
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'I Spy' - Write your own suspense story
A short exercise using Greene's 'I Spy', which helps students write their own suspense stories. 'I Spy' is available in 'Telling Tales' anthology produced for schools by Edexcel and OUP.
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Planning a ghost story
A lovely planning flow chart with boxes to fill in. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version.
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Figurative language and sentence structure in ghost story writing
A focused pack, including lesson plan and resources.
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An invitation from the Count
A letter inviting you to Castle Dracula - write the reply if you dare!
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Create a mystery story
Use this step by step guide to write the account of a mysterious crime.
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Scheme of work overview
Mystery and suspense scheme of work overview.
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The gothic
A varied scheme which uses pre and post 1900 prose and poetry texts to explore conventions of the genre. Scope for a range of creative outcomes from monster creation to writing a vampire's handbook. 'Creating a monster' comes with a tweakit.
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Murder, murder!
A set of prompts to guide students through the elements of a classic murder mystery and lead to the creation of several pieces of original writing. This resource includes a Tweakit.
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How to write a ghost story - a funky version
Questions to tackle when planning your ideal ghost story ..
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Creating a mystery story - mark 2
A funkier version: Six ingredients and a three step guide.
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Advertise me! is a fun resource and is particularly useful for emphasising the importance of audience. You could take in a variety of books as visual aids and ask pupils who they think the audience is for those books.

Emma Robinson, KS3 Intervention Manager 

   

 

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