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KS2 Text Types – Scary Stories: Writing Worksheets and Model Texts

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Teach children how to write engaging and scary stories with this KS2 text types resource pack. There are sheets to help pupils plan against success criteria, instructions on the ingredients of scary tales, two detailed model texts showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like), and a story planner to help children structure their stories.

This KS2 resource pack includes:

  • Scary vocabulary sheet
    Useful vocabulary words are listed on this sheet. The words are arranged in three sections: description, action and feelings to help give children story writing ideas
  • Writing sheet
    This writing practice sheet includes scary sentence starters, other ingredients and tips
  • Scary story plan
    This interactive story planner provides space for the children to plan their scary story
  • Two extracts
    These example pieces of writing can be read and annotated by children. A list of features to look for in the texts have been included at the bottom of the pages.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Plan writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.

Plan writing by noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research.

Plan writing by considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed.

Draft and write by creating characters, settings and plots.

Draft and write by describing characters, settings and atmosphere.

  • vocabulary and scary story writing guide
  • scary story text writing plan
  • Two model texts
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