This activity spans over 2-3 weeks depending on how your school schedule is set up. This is usually a student favorite. The students get into small groups and write a murder mystery "game" booklet. At the end of the unit the groups switch with each other and play out the booklets. You can decide whether or not you want to include food for each round of the game. It is a great way to get students to collaborate with their writing!
It is a Word document, so it is completely editable! The document is set up to take the students through each step of writing a mystery booklet.