This four-page resource is perfect for high school students doing independent reading in the mystery/suspense genre, or a workshop-style class that is focusing on the mystery/suspense genre. It helps students stay focused on the elements of the genre while still being able to enjoy independent reading, and it helps the teacher make sure students have actually read their books.
This compact, self-directed resource covers:
- plot, setting, and main characters
- basic elements of the mystery/suspense genre
- type of mystery, detective, clues, suspects/red herrings
- important quote analysis related to setting, character, tone, imagery
- suspense analysis
- independent vocabulary
I have used it successfully for several years in a one-semester 11th & 12th grade literature course.