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Examples of suspense writing KS2 – Exclusive Cressida Cowell WAGOLL

What's included?

Teacher notes, working wall, planning sheet, exclusive extract

Key Stage

KS2

Age

Years 4-6

Subjects

Use this WAGOLL extract and accompanying examples of suspense writing KS2 resource pack to help teach your pupils about building suspense in writing KS2.

The WAGOLL extract is from Which Way Round the Galaxy, an instalment of Cressida Cowell’s Which Way to Anywhere series.

The Which Way to Anywhere series is about a blended family with a magical secret; one of the children, K2, can draw maps and jump through ‘Which Ways’ (shaped like an X) through space.  

Examples of suspense writing KS2

This is a book about space travel, magic, maps, danger and suspense. One of the questions I often hear is, ‘How could you put my favourite character in such a terrible situation?!’

The answer is, of course, that I’m going to use everything in my power to get you to carry on reading.

I don’t ever take readers to a dark place and leave them there. But you have to believe that I could. In this extract, a tiny creature is being chased. I really want you to get the sense that his future is in question.

Spoiler alert: it’s going to be OK, but I’m using everything in my writerly power to make you think otherwise.

This download contains:

  • Worksheets
  • Extract
  • Poster
  • Planning sheet and image ideas
  • Working wall resources
  • Teacher notes

Which Way Round the Galaxy by Cressida Cowell is now available (£12.99, Hodder Children’s).


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