Lesson Objectives To identify some features of crime writing
What do you think makes a really good story opening for a piece of detective writing? Write your ideas down.
Write an original opening of two paragraphs for a piece of detective fiction based on the pictures on the right -> Remember, You are writing as the detective about a mystery that needs solving…
Review your extract. What did you like? What could be improved?
Key Features of a Story - In groups, read this story and try to identify as many as the following key features as you can:
A central protagonist (main character)
Unusual settings (locations)
Plot (the events of the story)
Red herrings (false clues to distract the reader)
A beginning, a middle, and an end...
Writing a story - Now you are going to use your opening (or start afresh) and write either a full short story or a poem or song based on what you have learned today. Use the planning documents to help you. Think about:
Who is your story about?
When is your story set?
Where is your story set?
What is going to happen?
What will the plot twist be?
Reviewing Your Work - Now check out the levels at the end of the PowerPoint - what level would you grade your work?