How can we manipulate sentence structures to create tension?. (2…
How can we manipulate sentence structures to create tension?. (2 lessons' worth)
Re-cap sentence structures and what makes a sentence (quiz on MWBs)
simple sentences RECAP (test format so can they ID) (3/11)
compound sentence X + Y
Complex sentence MAIN + SUBORDINATING Clause
Quiz on MWBs
Watch The Sandman clip (13mins/45)
Students to write their own narrative of what happens in the clips using a range of sentence types to build tension (KLP).
Watch the clip through. Students will then be able to convert their findings by marking down the Tension Ometor onto individual graphs during the clip's progression.JM to pause at points...
Other techniques 2 build suspense (an intro) (5/50)
Fear of the unknown
what's inside mention/who dunnit
Leaving audience hanging in suspence
create a question that audiencneed to guess answer to, keep em guessing
actually limits vis & thus suspence added
suggestion of disturbance
use old buildings with winding halls
Make objects more sinister
limit the point of view
Style & Form
short, declaritive sentences
E A POE (tell tale heart)
fragmented sentences that break off
USe dramatic irony
reveal key parts to the audience but not key charachters
not what but
smth will happen
make it look as though their number's up & leave it for a while before releaving...
Graphs at pause points
Using sentence structure specificially- (12/54)
End Q: "What happened?"
pushes reader to go on & finish story
Add exercise, where students need to add short sentences..
Short sentence at beginning "it was dark"
more info on time of day of story
adds suspense as a direct tool
using minor sentences/fragment (Cold. Lonely) or
breaks up sentence
contrast with earlier sentence
hightening emotion + direct + leading + fore reader create an atmosphere
Repetition in sentences
Vary the length of words, sentences and paragraphs to increase the pace and tension:
Use short words, for example, ‘at once’, rather than, ‘immediately’.
Place several short sentences consecutively. She ducked. He lunged.
Include one or two-word sentences. For example: ‘Oh no!’ or ‘Coming closer. Too close.’
When the action is fast, use partial sentences: He had to get to the others. Had to reach the attic. He staggered, stumbled, scrambled. Five steps more.
Use short paragraphs – some may be a single line.
Include lots of verbs to convey action and create a fast pace; use several verbs in a single sentence.
KLP: How can we manipulate sentence structures to create tension? (5 mins (read and KLP))
Write down KLP
Break down (3/8):
Introduce tension prezi clip
Sandman & tension graph
Recap : Looking at sentence structures (quiz on MWBs)
Looking at how we add tension through sentence techniques
watch clip on using short sentences
ID examples of techniques in writing
have a go at employing these techniques on Sandman
look at how each other did this
Review the Raven, looking for evidence & highlight of the skills described (leave on board) (18/30)
Applying the new techniques with the Sandman (25/45) mins)
End of 1st lesson
plenary 1 (10)
list 1 x type of sentence manipulation to create tension
lesson 2 intro (2)
Swap books & mark so far