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Plan the next chapter:


Having read the opening chapters of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, we will now be creating and writing a chapter of our own, but first we will need to plan.


To guide your writing, you will need to choose from one of the three following chapter titles:


Violet’s great invention which could be a chapter on how Violet plans to build or create a wonderful invention that will help to make their lives easier/happier but Count Olaf is onto them… 


The Tower which could feature around the children stumbling across a secret passage to the tower. Much like the rest of the house it is grotty and uncared for, the children however might stumble across some bizarre goings on… 


Count Olaf’s Past which could focus on the children’s attempts to discover  more about Count Olaf by searching the house and speaking to Justice Strauss, the children might discover something untoward or maybe discover why this relative had been cut off from the family… 


Decide which of the three chapter titles you might want to plan for and write about.


The success criteria for this writing will consist of:

  • Features of Lemony Snicket writing (ie talking to the reader, emphasising the negatives)
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Parenthesis
  • Semi-colons and Colons
  • Creative vocabulary


You should aim to plan the content of each paragraph and should consider using the following guide for your writing:

  1. Lemony Snicket negative introduction
  2. Daily chores
  3. Introduction to your chapter
  4. The bulk of your chapter
  5. A mysterious end