suspense By Kate Stetson
What is suspense? • Suspense is a kind of story that makes the reader feel the emotion that the character in the story is feeling. • Many people think that suspense is the same thing as horror stories but that’s not true. • Suspense can be scary. suspense= scary
Red flag words Red flag words are words used in suspenseful stories like: in the blink of an eye, suddenly, and out of the blue. Can you think of some red flag words? words
How to write a suspenseful story 1. Put in a red flag word (out of the blue). 2. Say what you saw, heard, smelled, what ever (I heard a door slam). 3. Put in something that you were thinking (my heart pounded, maybe it was just my imagination. I thought to myself). 4. Repeat steps 1-3 so you have 3 red flag words, three clues, and three thoughts. 5. Add a conclusion.
Quiz • Now you will be doing a quiz, if you think you know the answer raise your hand and I will pick the quietest person.
#1 true or false • Suspense is never scary. Tap once for true and tap twice for false. no correct true false
#2 Out of the blue is a___________________. Fill in the blank space
#3 How do you write a suspenseful story? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Good job • You’re ready for the STAAR!