Words and Phrases to Create Tension, Suspense, and Mystery Word Cards

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  • Sep 29th

    Fantastic for mystery and adventure display wall. Thanks!

  • Aug 21st

    This would be a great resource to have on tables. It would be good to see other resources in this format: words and phrases to show anger/delight, adjectives to describe touch, taste, etc. Would be good to connect them with a treasury tag for independent work.

  • Jun 24th

    suspense working wall

    • Jun 24th

      Hi Sluppy2010,
      Thank you for your feedback - I'm really pleased the resource has helped!

  • Jun 23rd

    Mystery story working wall

    • Jun 23rd

      Hi mmustafic,
      Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

  • Apr 16th

    great for a working wall

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  • Mar 6th

    to teach writing an adventure story

  • Mar 3rd

    Building tension in a narrative.

  • Feb 28th

    Y6 suspense writing

  • Feb 15th

    i wish there were more words

    • Feb 15th

      Hi jojo5a1, thank you for your review, if could let me know which additional words you would like on this resource I can certainly pass this on to our design team to see what they can do for you. :)

  • Feb 12th

    Same used all them but it was great all the words

  • Feb 12th

    Wish there were more!

  • Feb 11th

    writing lesson

  • Feb 10th

    Plan to use this formy VCOP wall as my Y6 class write a short suspense story.

  • Feb 7th

    Great word bank, may display this or just use it for LA group. Thanks

  • Jan 28th

    For work on writing a story with suspense and tension in it.

  • Jan 21st

    For work with unit on Suspense and mystery writing

  • Jan 19th

    display and reference card on table

  • Jan 13th


  • Jan 12th

    displayWhat would you use this resource for?

  • Jan 12th

    Display for working wall while we prepare for suspense writing

  • Jan 11th

    Classroom display for adventure stories.

  • Jan 9th

    Writing mystery stories

  • Jan 7th

    Mystery and suspense writing unit

  • Jan 4th

    mystery and suspense writing

  • Dec 18th

    writing workshop

  • Oct 11th

    Currently teaching a topic all about mysteries and detectives. This resource fits in beautifully. Thank you!

  • Sep 28th


  • Sep 24th

    This would be useful as a word mat.

  • Sep 17th

    Writing suspenceful stories.

Words and Phrases to Create Tension, Suspense, and Mystery Word Cards

Words and Phrases to Create Tension, Suspense, and Mystery Word Cards - This great set of word cards features a variety of vocabulary that could help to create tension, suspense, and mystery. E.g. suddenly, distress, dread, unexpectedly, tremble. Brilliant for helping your children expand their vocabulary and create some truely gripping pieces of creative writing.
This resource is available in Standard, Cursive, Precursive and Dyslexic.
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  • Homepage » 2014 National Curriculum Resources » English » Keystage 2 » Upper KS2 - Years 5 and 6 » Writing - Composition » Draft and write » In narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere and integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action
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    • Twinkl added Precursive Version on Jan 27th
    • Twinkl added Dyslexic Version on Jan 27th
    • Twinkl updated the Main Version on Jan 26th
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