Mystery Writing Unit {Narrative Writing}

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Erica Trobridge
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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57 pages
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Erica Trobridge


This It’s a Mystery! narrative writing unit is a great one to teach after launching the writing workshop, after teaching personal narratives, or at the end of the year. Students LOVE this one! This resource includes 10 detailed mini-lessons, I-Can statements/writing goals, graphic organizers, student checklists, and more!

Here's an overview of the lessons included in this product:
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- What is a mystery?
- Who are your characters?
- Planning the mystery
- Suspects and motives
- Following the clues and evidence
- Revision: Word choice
- Revision: Sentence fluency
- Discovery/conclusion
- Partner editing
- Celebration

You can also check out my other reading and writing units here:

Launching the Writing Process {The First Narrative Writing Unit}

How Do I Write to Persuade? {Opinion Writing Unit}

Informational Reading and Writing Unit

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Total Pages
57 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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