Document: Suspense Toolkit This free two-page PDF, written by Pie Corbett and Julia Strong, shows how the tools to create suspense in writing progress from the Early Years through Y1&2, 3&4 and 5&6. It also includes useful ideas for teachers to support the teaching of these features. Download the PDF document here . A full set of progression toolkits for the six key features underpinning narrative writing (settings, suspense, characterisation, dialogue, description and openings& endings) will be available later this year in our new publication Talk for Writing: creating effective fiction writers.
In this two-page document written by Pie Corbett, Pie explains how it can be useful for children to use writing toolkits when constructing a narrative. Pie focuses on using writing toolkits in these areas: 1. Characterisation and dialogue 2. Description – people, places, objects, creatures 3. Dilemma - suspense and action and 4. Crafting the opening and ending Download as a PDF document
In the downloadable PDF document below, Talk4Writing expert Carol Satterthwaite provides a few recommendations of stories to use with Nursery and KS1 groups along with her reasons for selection and some ideas for how these texts could be used in class. Download PDF document here
Pie performing the story of Mr Zigger and Mr Zagger (aka Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle).