Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Enjoy the half term - please stay safe - the children are back on MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER...


Lesson 1


LI: To plan a chapter of a gothic novel


Today we will be planning a new chapter for our gothic fiction novel Goth Girl.


See your blank story mountain and an explained mountain. Think about the villain you created earlier. Including your villain, who else will be in your chapter? Ada? William?

Write your plan on the mountain and consider how you want your story to progress.


Lesson 2


LI: To write an opening of a chapter.


During the opening of a chapter you will be setting the scene of what is to come. You will need to introduce your characters, your setting and what they are trying to do. This is a great opportunity to include relative clauses when describing your characters and the setting. Mrs Beat'em, Who was not in a good mood, whisked the eggs like a whirlwind.

In your opening, you should:

  • introduce the setting
  • Introduce some characters
  • describe the atmosphere
  • Begin to explain what your characters need to do.


Lesson 3


LI: To write a build up of a chapter.


Continue from your opening that you started yesterday.


Refer back to your plan from Lesson 1. In this part you need to build tension and anticipation for your climax. You will be leading the reader to the most exciting part. Try to include adverbs of possibility. maybe, the new governess was not who she said she was. Perhaps this is not a safe place to be at midnight.


Lesson 4


LI: To write a climax of a chapter.


This is where the most the action will take place. It will be full of excitement!

There is likely to be plenty of dialogue too. Include plenty of speech between your characters.

Remember the rules:

  • hug the spoken words in speech marks -  "hi"
  • tell the reader who is speaking and how they are speaking
  • use a captial letter at the beginning of the the spoken words.
  • use a comma to separate the spoken works and the description of who is talking.
  • new line for each new speaker.

Try not to use too much dialogue.



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