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.
'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.
KS3 KS4 | Skills | From the resource collection(s): Creative writing - mystery, murder and suspense
Planning a ghost story
A lovely planning flow chart with boxes to fill in. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version.
Figurative language and sentence structure in ghost story writing
A focused pack, including lesson plan and resources.
An invitation from the Count
A letter inviting you to Castle Dracula - write the reply if you dare!
Create a mystery story
Use this step by step guide to write the account of a mysterious crime.
Scheme of work overview
Mystery and suspense scheme of work overview.
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.
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.
How to write a ghost story - a funky version
Questions to tackle when planning your ideal ghost story ..
Creating a mystery story - mark 2
A funkier version: Six ingredients and a three step guide.
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