Comprehension skills-suspense and intrigue

Challenge reference: 3181

Notional learning hours  10
Level Level 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will compare how different stories create suspense and intrigue.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Students read closely for structure.

  2. Explain writers choices and the effect these choices have.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Study at least three story openings
    • Explain how the structure creates suspense or mystery
    • Write about similarities and differences between the structure of the stories you have read
    • Explain how the choice of structure affect what readers think
    • Summarise the techniques used to create suspense and intrigue