What the Dickens: Cliffhangers
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Lesson 4 looks at the way many of Dickens’ works were published – as instalments in periodicals. To keep readers hooked and impatient to know what was coming next, Dickens wove ‘cliffhangers’ into the story. Students will practise writing their own cliffhanger endings and consider whether to incorporate a cliffhanger into their competition entry.