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STORY WRITING LESSON:
MYSTERY WRITING

In this lesson, students will learn what the important components to a mystery story are and apply this information to a story they will write.

Objectives:

  • Define what a mystery story is.
  • Explain what the main elements of a mystery story are.
  • Write a mystery story of their own.

Suggested/Recommended Grades:
4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

 

MYSTERY WRITING LESSON PLAN

 

Materials


Procedure:

Students should read the lesson, and complete the worksheet. As an option, teachers may also use the lesson as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Excerpt from Lesson:

What is a mystery?

A mystery is something that is not easily explained or described.  Mystery stories often contain a puzzle or problem that needs to be solved.

Start at the Beginning

Before you write a mystery story, you need to have an idea.  Is there a mystery at your school?  Do you know of strange happenings in your town?  If so, you could use that as the basis of your story.

The Characters

Once you have a basic story line, you need to figure out who will be involved.  Decide who the main character (the "detective") is and what he or she is like.

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LESSON PRINTABLES

 

 

 

Mystery Writing Lesson *

You may print this lesson worksheet for students use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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