In this writing with suspense worksheet, students explore how to use the literary technique and elaborate on 3 opening sentences to build their own suspenseful paragraphs.
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Short Story Planning Guide
A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
8th Grade ELA "I Can" Statement Posters
Eighth grades can master the ELA Common Core standards! Show your learners the connection between classroom activities and assignments and the standards with this set of "I Can" statement posters. Each standard has been rewritten as an...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
5th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts
Suspense Street: Building Tension with Sensory Details : Creative Writing, Language Arts
Students discover how to create suspense by slowing down a moment and include sensory details in their writing. After a lecture/demo, students write a short story that is packed with suspense. They exchange their stories, giving each...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts