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Tuesday's Writing Challenge


Your writing challenge today is to plan and write a short story. The idea for your story is ‘The Mysterious Box’.


  • You could write a story about a giving a mysterious box to a friend, receiving a mysterious box as a present or finding a strange box somewhere.

Think about the following:


  • Who are the characters in your story?
  • What is inside the box?
  • What happens when the box is opened?
  • How will your story end?

Remember to planwriteread and edit:


  • Plan your story with a beginning, middle and end. How are you going to hook the reader at the start? You could write down notes, draw a picture or create a storyboard.

  • Organise your ideas into paragraphs.

  • Choose your words carefully to entertain the reader.

  • Write in sentences. Think about some of the things we have used in class like inverted commas or fronted adverbials.

  • Pay attention to your spelling and punctuation.

  • Read, check and edit your work carefully.