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Teachers Lesson plans and more to help with KS2 teaching. KS3 Bitesize Are you a writing whiz? Dance mat typing Are you a top typist? The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience.
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving. To understand the structure of a story. To develop strategies for building suspense and tension. To develop character through description, action and dialogue. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to access the PDF files.
BBC Webwise has a complete guide to downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat reader. Teaching activities Class Work Read the Bitesize story planning pages. Revisit the story structure, story mountain and story planning framework. Ask the children what they remember about each of the different phases of the story mountain? Where and how do the authors describe the character and setting and set the mood for the story?
Discuss each story as a class. What type of story is it? How do the children know this? Talk about the characters introduced and the events that unfold during each clip. Begin to unravel how the mood is created and how suspense and tension are introduced and developed.
Use Learning Zone Class Clips — Malorie Blackman’s top tips for story writing to explore the development of suspense and tension. Make a list of these strategies as a class for the children to use in their own stories. Ask the children to work with a partner to plan a story and write the story opening. Explain that they need to develop the setting and characters, concentrating on including strategies for building suspense and tension into the early events.
Explain to the children that they should use some of the ideas they have seen in the clips. Share with the class some of the story openings created by the children. Split the class into teams and answer the Bitesize story planning quiz. Since it was important for them to learn how to record information correctly, they had to read and write well. Please forward this error screen to 184. Please forward this error screen to 10.