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MYSTERY WRITING... (& reading)
Mystery Cube
This activity asks children to separate a mystery into its distinct elements, by listing the elements—one on each side of a cube. The cube is created online or you can use the cube template to print out. The link also has a planning sheet -graphic organizer to help students brainstorm their ideas. Under the section 'More Ideas to Try' lists other activities you can have students complete.
http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/mystery-cube-a-30188.html#activity1
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Round Robin Suspense
Students will work in cooperative writing groups to develop a variety of possible stories around a single suspense prompt.
Lesson - http://www.eduplace.com/activity/suspense.html
Writing Prompts - http://www.eduplace.com/activity/pdf/prompts.pdf
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Mystery Graphic Organizer
This graphic organizer helps students create a mystery story by writing down the elements for a mystery story.
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson865/organizer.pdf
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Book Report - Mystery
To have students complete after reading a mystery novel.
http://www.abcteach.com/free/b/book_report_middle_mystery.pdf
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Online Mystery website
Students solve crimes and mysteries online.
http://kids.mysterynet.com/
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