Tension in 'The Tell-Tale Heart'
A PowerPoint which focuses on how tension is created in the story, and gives students the chance to write their own horror short story.
Attention grabbing story starters
Students order a number of story starters depending on how 'attention grabbing' they are then write their own opening. A Sequencing interactive activity is also available.
Students put statements about Guy De Maupassant's short story 'The Necklace' in order and then use them to plot the changes in Mme Loisels' happiness.
Comparing 'The Necklace' with 'Cinderella'
Analysis, discussion and creative writing tasks. Start by comparing the two stories and then consider aspects of the social, cultural and historical context of 'The Necklace'.
How is 'The Necklace' structured?
Focusing on the Guy de Maupassant short story, students sequence the plot and identify the phases from exposition to resolution. Answers included.
Hunt the T-Rex
Create an advice sheet for intrepid T-Rex safari hunters. Based on 'A Sound of Thunder' by Ray Bradbury.
Stepping into 'Your Shoes'
Two post-reading activities on 'Your Shoes' by Michele Roberts, focusing on character, theme and structure.
Explores the extended metaphor of birds in relation to the characters, themes and action of 'Flight' by Doris Lessing.
A series of tasks to explore the short story, 'Your Shoes' by Michele Roberts.
A series of tasks on the short story 'Flight' by Doris Lessing - including a notes table.