Creative Writing and Themes
A whole unit of work which stimulates students creative writing skills to produce a short story of their own, using 'A Step Behind' by Gary Crew as stimulus. Students also analyse the theme of crossings.
Includes teacher instruction sheet and all templates needed for this unit.
*Does not include a copy of the short story. However, if you would like help in tracking down a copy see the following suggestions:
The short story was found in an anthology called 'Force of Nature' by Gary Crew which is a great compilation of police stories. Could be a good theme to explore with your class. You can either (or get your department to buy):
A) Download this anthology through Google Books (and I have just tried the link and it works).
(If you are logged into a google account already you should reach this page) https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=Bftqn_xfKeMC&rdid=book-Bftqn_xfKeMC&rdot=1&source=ge-web-app
B) you can buy the paperback version of the anthology through Abebooks: http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9781863306454?clickid=QNSwi5WwZ2hRRQDy6aTCZRiTUkQVuWRiTw91So0&cm_mmc=aff-_-ir-_-64682-_-77798&afn_sr=impact