Narrative Techniques: Creating Tension & Suspense (Part Two)

Resource ID#: 195988 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 40 Minute(s)
Keywords: English, English Language Arts, tutorials, ELA, e-learning, tension, suspense, exposition, pacing, foreshadowing, manipulation of time, word choice, sentence length, Richard Connell, narrative techniques, The Most Dangerous Game, hunting, hunters, elearning, interactive

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