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So You Want to Write… a Christmas Detective Story
The Elf Detective Agency has been called to investigate the case of the missing reindeer. Have they wandered off, or is it foul play? Pick the detective, follow the clues and craft a tale to tell us what happened.
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When the reindeer go missing from Christmas HQ just a week before the Big Day, the Elf Detective Agency is contacted to find out what happened and bring the reindeer back. What has happened to them, who investigates the case and what happens next will be told by students as they write their Christmas Detective stories. We’ll briefly look at the features of a typical detective story (including suspects’ behaviour, planting clues for the reader, building tension and using a red herring) before...
Students will: Explore features of a detective story Begin to understand how to show personality and behaviour traits in how they write a character rather than ‘list’ them Explore basic planning of a story Think about seasonal descriptions to set their tale aside from a story that could take place at any time (weather, colours, clothing, food, senses, etc)
Writing is my passion and as well as majoring in English at university, along with Theatre Arts, I've almost 20 years of experience in teaching English in primary schools. Over those years, I have worked regularly with groups of children specifically on English writing skills and teaching creative writing online. I’ve also had a love of and fascination with all things Christmas from an early age and have studied and discovered many traditions, facts and tales over the years.
No homework is set for this class but learners may choose to write their story in their own time if they decide to use class writing time to plan, outline or partially write their story.
A notebook or paper and something to write with, or device to use for writing.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment during class
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
All content is age-appropriate. Disclaimer- any discussions on the existence of Santa will be responded to with the AYP technique (Ask Your Parents! 😊 ) Please note, in keeping with Outschool policy, the Christmas setting will be purely secular.
Content is created by me specifically for the class.
Building confidence and a love of learning with a student centred approach and fun along the way.
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
192 total reviews
274 completed classes
Hello and thank you for stopping by to find out a little more about me. I hail from the UK and live in Kent (the bottom right-hand corner as you look at the map!) I graduated from the University of Exeter with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree...