Writing a Horror Story – Dinosaurs

A trip to a museum takes a dark turn, in a KS1/KS2 literacy story This is a stimulus for writing a horror story KS2 English. It can be shown on an interactive whiteboard and used as a lesson starter.

A boy reads about dinosaurs in his storybook, then sets off to the museum to see the dinosaur skeletons. There is a sense of restlessness in the museum today; it feels like something important is about to happen. The old dinosaur fossils seem to be glaring down at the boy. He can almost imagine them coming to life¦

The clip should be of particular relevance to teachers who are focusing on story setting, plot or the adventure story genre. It could be used in a cross-curriculum project on dinosaurs.

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