Writing Assessment Foci
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Writing a Horror Story: Setting
Monday 15th October 2012
15/10/12
Learning Objectives:
1. To be able to use clauses more accurately in a sentence.
2. To be able to identify features of an effective setting and use in
our own writing
STARTER: Unscramble to following words.
1. erVb
2. oNnu
3. vejAcdeti
Extension: write a definition for each
Learning outcomes
Core
To be able to
recognise the
parts of a
sentence
Extension
To be able to
identify
effective
features of a
setting
Write down
the underlined
words in bold!
Killer
To be able to
apply this
knowledge and
independently
write a setting
for a horror
story
A clause contains one verb to make it a
simple sentence
The tall, dark house loomed before me.
Model
The tall, dark house loomed before me.
The house, tall and dark, loomed before me.
Tall and dark, the house loomed before me.
In pairs...vary the sentence by moving
the adjectives.
1. The clean, crisp air filled my nostrils.
2. Clean and crisp, …
3. My nostrils …
Apply your knowledge.
Try on your own…
1. The ripped, dirty curtains fluttered in the
evening.
2.
3.
Learning outcomes
Core
To be able to
recognise the
parts of a
sentence
Extension
To be able to
identify
effective
features of a
setting
Killer
To be able to
apply this
knowledge and
independently
write a setting
for a horror
story
6 Part Story Structure
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Setting
Introduce a problem
Adjustment
Crisis passage
Building suspense
Resolution
6 part story sequence
Put in the correct order!
A. Setting
B. Resolution: happy ending?
C. Building suspense: something strange is
happening!
D. Introduce a problem : argument?
E. Adjustment: problem is beginning to be
sorted
F. Crisis : panic! Trapped!
Three Minute scary scene- In three minutes draw a
picture of a scary scene
Label your scene with adjectives.
Comparing Representations
COMPARE your picture of your scary scene
with your partner.
•
What is the same?
•
What is different?
Learning outcomes
Core
To be able to
recognise the
parts of a
sentence
Extension
To be able to
identify
effective
features of a
setting
Killer
To be able to
apply this
knowledge and
independently
write a setting
for a horror
story
Settings for Stories: with your shoulder partner, write
a list of what you like about this opening
The attic door creaked open. Something rustled in
the darkness. I stared, but could see nothing
beyond the vague shapes of old suitcases and
trunks piled high. It smelt damp. I struggled up
into the attic and wedged the door open. Light
poured into the darkness. A cobweb brushed my
face and I felt the sudden tickle of a spider crawl
across my cheek. As I made my way forwards, it
grew darker and colder. I was blocking the light
from the attic door. It was there that I saw the
hand. It was quite still – and white. At first I
thought that it was marble. But then it moved.
Success Criteria
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Settings for Stories:
Can we improve using our VCOP mats?
The attic door creaked open. Something rustled in the
darkness. I stared, but could see nothing beyond the
vague shapes of old suitcases and trunks piled high. It
smelt damp. I struggled up into the attic and wedged
the door open. Light poured into the darkness. A
cobweb brushed my face and I felt the sudden tickle
of a spider crawl across my cheek. As I made my way
forwards, it grew darker and colder. I was blocking the
light from the attic door. It was there that I saw the
hand. It was quite still – and white. At first I thought
that it was marble. But then it moved.
Learning outcomes
Core
To be able to
recognise the
parts of a
sentence
Extension
To be able to
identify
effective
features of a
setting
Killer
To be able to
apply this
knowledge and
independently
write a setting
for a horror
story
Now write your own opening
Choose an image and then 6 objects you can describe.
Red Pen Plenary
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