In this ready for October, student-centered middle school language arts unit, students explore the genre of mystery. What makes a mystery? Why do some people love to be scared? What makes mysteries interesting? A great addition to your middle school English and Language Arts classroom.
Learn about how I teach it on the blog.
Get a free sneak peak into the clues that I use to introduce the unit here.
Delve into mystery fun just in time for Halloween or any time of year.
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This detailed guide includes:
● Complete unit guide for teachers to create student-centered mystery unit complete with a mystery for students to solve to introduce them to the unit.
● Student handouts including detailed directions for reading, writing, art, and research projects.
● Mystery resources for teachers and students
● Ideas for extensions and presentations
Skills Developed in this lesson:
- Students will write arguments and support them with evidence related to a fiction book (Writing Anchor Standard 1).
- Students will write narratives to develop imagined experiences (Writing Anchor Standard 3).
- Students will identify elements of the mystery genre
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of elements of mystery through multiple projects.
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