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  1. Suspense

  2. Suspense Day 1

  3. The Case of the Spooky Sleepover We waited for the ghost to come. We watched as the sun fell from the sky. Long shadows filled the backyard. The wind started to blow. Leaves danced in the trees. And like a woolly blanket, darkness wrapped around us.

  4. The Chocolate Fudge Mystery Cam walked ahead. Then she stopped. She held out her hand and Eric stopped, too. She put her finger in front of her mouth so that he would be quiet. They listened. They heard the sounds of coins and keys jingling. Someone was walking behind them and was getting closer. Jingle. Jingle. “What should we do?” Eric asked.

  5. That feeling in your stomach you feel right before a big event in the story is called: SUSPENSE

  6. Suspense • A sense of suspense and anticipation is what hooks the reader and moves the story into the main event. • Suspense building raises questions in the readers’ mind. • If the main character is wondering or worrying, so is the reader!

  7. How do I build suspense in my writing? First Way: Ask Story Questions Have the main character raise a question. If the main character wonders or worries in the story, the reader will wonder or worry as well. This raises questions in the readers’ mind and compels them to read on…

  8. Find the Suspense! Jennifer stared into the dark forest. She shivered a little and her heart began to race. Were there wild animals in these woods, she wondered. She walked on, cautious and quiet. Would she make it out safely? The Suspense: Would she make it out safely?

  9. Find the Suspense! Jan was amazed at the sight before her. She never realized all the stories she’d heard before were true! The little man in green giggled. He was the size of a child with a long white beard and jolly red cheeks. The elf scurried around the clearing, pointing to the rainbow. What was this man doing? Jan hid behind the tree, staring in disbelief. The Suspense: What was this man doing?

  10. Find the Suspense! Jack peered down the stairs. He heard the crinkle of paper, and the sticky sound of tape being pulled off the roll. His mother was kneeling near the Christmas tree, smiling as he unrolled the gift wrap. His heart began to race with excitement as she caught sight of the box in her hands. Could it really be for him? The one thing he had wished and hoped for? The Suspense: Was the box the one thing he had wished and hoped for?

  11. Please fix this BORING sentence. The strange egg hatched and out came a baby dragon. Revise this by writing 4-5 suspenseful sentences! Do not give it away too soon. Make the reader dying to find out what will come out of that egg!

  12. Suspense Day 2

  13. Find the Suspense! Lee was exhausted. The race was nearly over and every muscle in her body ached. She was in the lead, but not by much. She ignored her blistered feet and pressed on. She heard the pounding of feet gaining on her. She saw the finish line up ahead. The crowds along the curb roared. Would she make it? Would she have what it takes to win? The Suspense: Does Lee have what it takes to win?

  14. Review: Suspense • A sense of suspense and anticipation is what hooks the reader and moves the story into the main event. • Suspense building raises questions in the readers’ mind. • If the main character is wondering or worrying, so is the reader!

  15. How do I build suspense in my writing? One Way: Ask Story Questions Second Way: Synonym Words Instead of naming the character or object that is about to be revealed through suspense, use synonyms of the character or object so the reader will wonder exactly what will be revealed.

  16. Synonym Words Example BORING: Just when the princess was to be taken, the knight killed the dragon. REVISED: Just when the princess was to be taken, a mighty warrior stepped before the dragon.

  17. Synonym Word Example Key Word: Knight Describing WordCharacter Word powerful warrior metal-clad fighter Sword fighting soldier armored man

  18. Synonym Word Practice Key Word: Fairy Describing WordCharacter Word ? ?

  19. Synonym Word Practice Key Word: Ice Cream Cone Describing WordCharacter Word ? ?

  20. Please fix this BORING sentence. I was shocked to see the clown in front of my house. Revise this by writing 1 suspenseful sentence! Use synonym words to make the sentence more suspenseful.

  21. Suspense Day 3

  22. Find the Suspense! Robert climbed the steps to the old deserted house. Everyone said it was haunted, but could that really be true? He didn’t believe that things like ghosts actually existed. Robert took a deep breath and put his hand on the doorknob. He thought about the dare, and paused. Would he have the guts to go inside and see for himself? The Suspense: Will Robert go inside the house?

  23. Review: Suspense • A sense of suspense and anticipation is what hooks the reader and moves the story into the main event. • Suspense building raises questions in the readers’ mind. • If the main character is wondering or worrying, so is the reader!

  24. How do I build suspense in my writing? One Way: Ask Story Questions Second Way: Synonym Words Third Way: Magic of Three

  25. Magic of Three? The Magic of Three involves using at least 3 of your senses to give hints to the reader of what is about to happen. 1. You hear a noise. You look. Nothing. You dismiss it. 2. You see a fleeting shadow. Again, you try to determine what it could be, but don’t notice anything unusual. You start to worry. 3. You feel something brush past you. You turn. There it is!

  26. Please fix these BORING sentences. Glenn held his breath. There on the deck stood a mean, nasty pirate! Revise these sentences by using 4 suspenseful sentences! Use 3 sentences that each use one sense and then one sentence that states what happened.

  27. Suspense Day 4

  28. Find the Suspense! Carlos strolled along the lonely beach. Just then a peculiar splash in the water caught his eye. He turned toward the water and peered into the waves. There was no sign of splashing out there. Suddenly, he heard a most unusual bellowing sound. He edged closer to the water trying to figure out what was out there. Without warning, something huge and shiny seemed to leap out of the water! Carlos gasped- what was that? The Suspense: What leaped out of the water? A splash, a sound, and a leap

  29. Please fix these BORING sentences. I spun around and looked behind me. I couldn’t believe that I was staring into the eyes of a space alien! Revise this by writing 4-5 suspenseful sentences! You may use: • Story Questions • Synonym Words for space alien • Magic of Three – 3 senses before revealing character or object.