Lesson Free planning and resources: Look at the genre of short stories using Short! by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Children investigate the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together. Children plan and write short mystery stories elaborating by use of descriptive words and further details.
Resource This spine chilling story by Roger Hurn from his book Spooky Stories & Twisted Tales, is guaranteed to grab the attention of even the most reluctant listeners. It has been used successfully with older Key Stage 2 children and Year 7 pupils who all seem to love a "scary" story.
Video This short dramatic clip, from Lesson Starters, can be shown on an interactive whiteboard and used as a helpful stimulus for writing an adventure story in KS1/2 English.In the clip, a woman is tracking footprints across a sandy shoreline and calling out across the deserted beach. Another figure is signaling to her from high up in the cliffs. Who are these people? How did they reach this deserted place? What will happen next?
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