I'm so excited about this unit! An integrated unit for Narrative Writing and Evidence and Investigation.
• Beginning with Mysteries and analyzing the elements of a mystery
story using a variety of picture books and novels.
• Mystery Vocabulary
• Mini-Lessons on:
~ Plot Structure of the mystery story
~ Hooking your reader at the beginning
~ Creating Vivid Settings using Imagery and Figurative
~ Creating Mood
~ Developing Character Traits though direct and indirect
~ Using Body Language
~ Mystery Middles
~ Clues (Fingerprints, Footprints and Tracks,
Hair & Fibers, Handwriting Samples, Soil Samples
and Witness Statements)
~ Red Herrings for twists and turns
~ Strong Endings
• Planning Pages
~ LOTS of options and variety through the whole planning process
• Writer's Toolkit with:
~ Balancing Narration, Dialogue, Action and Showing
~ Organizing Paragraphs
~ Transition words for a mystery story
~ "Said" word bank
~ Suspense or Tension Words
~ Strong Adjective
~ Perfect Punctuation
• Rough Draft Writing pages with checklists
Everything that you need to take your students through the whole process form start to finish with mysteries and integrating in evidence and investigations!
I hope you have as much fun as we do with it.