As a teacher of middle school ELA for 28 years and a published author of 17 young adult novels, I've learned a lot about creative writing. Many of the publishers, including Harper Collins, employed amazing editors who taught me a ton. This series of lessons, slides, and activities will give students professional writing tips.
Suspense is what this presentation is all about. How do writers create suspense? Many of the techniques here could also be used in literary nonfiction such as memoir, biography, and essay. Some teachers are under the impression that Common Core doesn't support creative writing, and so many county curricula have all but eliminated creative writing. And yet we call our classes English Language ARTS. Writing is an art. Students need to know this, to enjoy writing, and to harness the creativity that flows endlessly within them.
This product contains I. General lessons on Suspense II. Specific Suspense Techniques (7 of them), Author-Written Examples of each technique in action, several lesson plan ideas, and a review activity guaranteed to have your students laughing and learning.