Year 3 English – Mystery Stories

May 22, 20202019-20, English, Latest News, Year 3

Building on what we read and discovered about mystery stories last week, the boys and girls in year 3 have begun writing their own stories! We had to remember these top tips when writing:

  • Don’t give away all the mystery before the end – you can reveal what’s happened but not who has done it! 
  • Leave clues for the reader so they can solve the mystery alongside the characters. 
  • Keep the mystery moving – don’t have all the action happening in one place. 
  • Use dialogue to move the story on. 
  • Show characters’ feelings by describing their reactions to new situations. 

I’m sure you can spot some of these features in the children’s writing 🙂