Suspense in Literature Lesson for Kids


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Your teacher tells your class you are beginning a suspense novel. What does suspense in literature mean?

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1. The book your friend is reading has foreshadowing. Your friend asks you, what is foreshadowing?


The following is an example of _____.

It was the championship soccer game. We were playing our best game ever even though we only scored one goal. Our goalie was blocking everything. All we had to do was keep the other team from scoring. Their best kicker was coming fast at our goalie. Nobody could stop him.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help you see how much you know about suspense in books and stories. You need to know what foreshadowing is for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see how much you know about:

  • The meaning of the word 'suspense' that is used in stories
  • What foreshadowing is
  • An example of foreshadowing
  • A type of story with no clear ending

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on suspense
  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about the features of a suspense story
  • Learning practice - use what you learned to answer questions about foreshadowing

Additional Learning

You can review more topics thanks to the lesson called Suspense in Literature Lesson for Kids. Use this lesson to:

  • See why suspense is used by authors
  • Review examples of suspense
  • Look at how suspense stories are put together
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