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Pie Corbett model texts – show don’t tell

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Model text and teaching activities PDF

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Years 3-6


Viola tugs me towards the pier and it is there that we see them. Huge footprints.

Claws rather than toes at the end of what look like webbed feet.

The sea surges up the beach, smashing against the struts of the pier.

Together, we follow the footprints as the wind and rain lash against us…

Help your class discover how to build suspense through showing, rather than telling, the reader what’s going on.

The download includes a free original scary model text and teaching notes from Pie Corbett.

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Pie Corbett model texts – show don’t tell

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