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What is "Spine-Chillers"?

Engage your students with ghost stories and gothic fiction, inspiring them to write thrilling short stories...
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Spine-Chillers Download All Includes all of the resources below (except for the video)! Download
Spine-Chillers Teacher Information All the information you need to take part. Including details of how to enter and prizes! Download
Spine-Chillers Student Entry Form & Planning Sheet This entry form is all your students need to take part. They can plan their mini saga on one side use the 100-word grid to write their final piece. Download
Spine-Chillers Teacher Entry Form Please complete this and send along with your students’ mini sagas. Download
Spine-Chillers Idea Generation Activities Quotes, tips, ideas and more to help your students get an idea and inspired to write! Download
Spine-Chillers Lesson Plan In this lesson your students learn what a mini saga is, about ghost stories and gothic fiction & ideas to write about. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or introductory work can be done in class and writing their story can be set for homework. Download
Spine-Chillers PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint to complement the lesson plan. You can add your own learning outcomes and success criteria. Also includes examples, types of narrator and different literary techniques to try. Download
Spine-Chillers PDF Presentation PDF version of the PowerPoint to complement the lesson plan. Also includes examples, types of narrator and different literary techniques to try. Download
Spine-Chillers Example Mini Sagas Some examples of spine-chiller mini sagas to help inspire and motivate your students. Download
Spine-Chillers Poster Inspire your students to get writing with this poster Download
Spine-Chillers Video This thrilling video introduces the writing activity to your students! It's a mini saga too - yep 100 words to engage & explain Spine-Chillers... View
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