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These lessons have been entirely updated and are now a 22 page twelve lesson bundle. Each lesson will take approximately 15 minutes and is intended to be used at the beginning of your class. Lessons include clear directions, teaching posters for display, some worksheets, mystery excerpts that illustrate the target, thinking prompts and possible student answers. These lessons are suitable for your entire class or a skill group as they read mysteries. Literature targets include: understanding the elements of the mystery genre, learning about stock mystery characters, well-rounded vs. flat character, deductive reasoning, identifying fact vs. opinion, how an author reveals character, use of description, creating mood, the mystery plot, how an author creates suspense, big ideas and a quick mystery write. The twelve lessons are listed below. Easily modified for use with younger grades.