This smartboard lesson helps students build skills and strategies to create a suspenseful writing piece. The structured lesson shows them why just telling what will happen vs. showing the reader what is happening is a better way to write. It shows examples of writing. The smartboard lesson demonstrates how using a step-by-step process, juicy words, and 3 hints, they will create a suspenseful story that everyone will want to read. Great lesson that is connected to standards and targeted writing skills.