Sign In
Sign In
Register for Free

Pie Corbett model texts – show don’t tell

Key Stage



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.

Array of PDF pages
DOWNLOAD A FREE RESOURCE! Pie Corbett model texts – show don’t tell

You'll also receive regular updates from Teachwire with free lesson plans, great new teaching ideas, offers and more. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Which sectors are you interested in?

By signing up you agree to our Terms & Conditions and privacy policy

Explore teaching packs

Pie Corbett Ultimate KS2 Fiction Collection
Fire up KS2 pupils' imagination with this collection of 16 fictional stories, written by literacy expert Pie Corbett. Each r... more
17 x resource packs
Pie Corbett KS2 Non-Fiction Collection
Use Pie Corbett’s non-fiction texts to inspire your KS2 pupils to get writing. Each resource contains an original text in ... more
5 x resource packs
Pie Corbett KS2 Poetry Collection
Inspire KS2 pupils to be creative and express themselves with this pack of Pie Corbett poetry. Each of these Pie Corbett Tal... more
6 x resource packs
Expert Medium-Term Science Plans for Primary
Sorting out your medium term planning for KS1 science and KS2 science? Let science experts such as Deborah Herridge and ment... more
6 x resource packs
Amazing Handwriting Worksheets for EYFS & KS1
Help your EYFS and KS1 pupils with their handwriting practice with these simple and eyecatching free printable handwriting w... more
21 x resource packs
Bumper Lesson Plan Templates Pack
Get your lesson plan done in a jiffy with this range of teacher-made printable lesson plan templates, including a 5 minute l... more
11 x resource packs