Term 2: Scary Short Stories (Group 2)


  • Term Two – 6 tutorials
  • Lower KS3 Reading
  • Group 2: Wednesdays
  • 09:30-10:20 UK time

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Reading Course Term 2: Scary Short Stories

As Halloween approaches, we tackle some scary short stories. We read: The Landlady and Lamb to the Slaughter (Roald Dahl) where we discuss the writer’s structural choices in these carefully crafted stories; The Tell-tale Heart (Edgar Allen Poe) where begin to explore pre-1900s literature (as per the National Curriculum) and the gothic theme of madness; and finally we read The Monkey’s Paw (W.W. Jacobs) where we examine how writers can show rather than tell to help make stories more immersive and enjoyable.

  • Tutorials – The tutorials are a blend of the tutor reading aloud, discussions about the novel and written work
  • Reading requirements – Students do not need to read the texts before the lessons. Texts will be proided during tutorials.
  • Feedback and support – Students will receive live feedback on written work during tutorials using Google Classrooms. It is useful to have a Google account that they can use for this purpose
  • Homework – Optional homework opportunities provided.