This lesson uses an extract from Darren Shan's 'Lord Loss' - a great series of books. The lesson ends with the following extract (pupils are always really keen to know what happens next). This lesson often encourages pupils to read and this book is part of a series. After identify key points of tension and suspense within the extract, pupils are given a visual stimulus to base their own suspense writing on. Pupils really enjoy this type of writing. Success criteria visible for pupil and peer/self assessment to end.