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Building tension and suspense - KS2 Literacy

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Last updated 04 August 2014, created 02 July 2012, viewed 73,344

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 More…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.

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Thanks for sharing. Loved the suggested texts and Prezi presentation, but it is a pity the Malorie Blackman link doesn't seem to be working.

from 01925399, 04 August 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Brilliant - just want I was looking for as a base to adapt for a low level Year 9 class. Thank you for saving me some time.

from theblinggirl, 30 June 2014
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from magictractor, 22 June 2014
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Thank you. Just what I needed for my year 8 class.

from Love me Love Yourself, 02 April 2014
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This is really well-thought out and engaging by using multimedia. My class really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing.

from Jenny Bourke, 24 March 2014
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