What’s in a Mystery? Exploring and Identifying Mystery Elements

Kids love mysteries and this lesson plan from ReadWriteThink capitalizes on that attraction. The plan includes several printouts to help students write their own mysteries. One defines the elements of mystery, another is a graphic organizer, and a third is a story template that guides students through the writing. The peer editing sheet gives the specifics to look for in the partner’s mystery, and the mystery writing rubric helps both student and teacher assess the strength of the writing. You can find the webquest archived here: http://wayback.archive-it.org/3635/20130716180624/http://library.thinkquest.org/5109/.

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