• You are going to read a wonderful text named ”A shovel with my name on it”.
  • What do you think the text will be about? Talk with your friend!


  • Look at these four words that will appear in the text. What do you think the text will be about now?

Dig                   Neighbour              Sheriff                   Backyard



  • Now – lets read the text. You’ll find the text HERE
  • Summerize the text with help from your friend. What was the text about?


  • Writing exercise: A letter of confession (what does that mean?)

You are going to write a letter of confession. Imagine you are the sheriff from the story A shovel with my name on it.

Write a letter where you tell what really happened that night, at Hank’s house. Try to come up with a credible explanation according to the information you got from the text. Try fill that hole in the story.


  • In order to write a letter in English, we need to find out HOW to write a letter in English! Open up Skriv brev på engelska and find out! We will of course go through it together.
  • Also remember: 
  • Use the past tense.
  • Structure your text in paragraphs.
  • Use an appropriate language.
  • Follow general rules for grammar and writing.


  • We end this project by watching the text played out as a short film.