This is the perfect follow-up activity for students after completing a murder mystery party!
This product includes TWO separate files for students to write a murder mystery or a mystery based on a crime of their choice. Print the files out and distribute as individual worksheets, or bind them so students have their own mystery workbooks!
I've also included a basic map for how long each activity should take and the order to complete them.
Both files include worksheets and information to help guide them in crafting a mystery similar to the one they completed in class.
-Students complete a close reading of a stage setting for a murder mystery in order to understand the importance of having various entrances and exits for their characters. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5)
-Students create their own detailed setting map based on the close reading and the map from the murder mystery they completed in class. This activity promotes creativity and encourages problem solving and students craft their setting to allow for secret rendezvous and potentially unreliable alibis!
-Character card templates and worksheet help guide the students in how to create their character cards, add clues, and establish alibis (both real and fake). Students create mini worlds with their 10 characters who have secrets, complex backgrounds, and various conflicts between them. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.D
-Students practice writing for a specific audience with their introduction. They must determine what information is essential at the start of the mystery, and what should remain hidden in order to be uncovered as the game progresses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3.A
*This product references my murder mystery games and this unit works best when students have access to the map and character cards of at least one of the games (it doesn't matter which one).
Haven't tried my murder mystery games yet? You should!
Classroom Murder Mystery Activity
Classroom Murder Mystery Activity II