Mystery Writing Workshop

Mystery Writing Workshop
Mystery Writing Workshop
Mystery Writing Workshop
Mystery Writing Workshop
Mystery Writing Workshop
Mystery Writing Workshop
Mystery Writing Workshop
Mystery Writing Workshop
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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1 MB|26 pages
Product Description

Writing mysteries is great natural practice for learning all of the important elements of narrative structure: setting, characters, conflict, rising action, climax, and conclusion. These detailed activity descriptions, notes, activities, worksheets, and rubrics take your class step-by-step through the process of learning these important elements of narrative writing. A favorite of my 7th grade students, this unit will keep your students engaged for weeks!

This 26-page Unit includes the following (in ready-to-print PDF and Word Template):

  • Lesson Plans
  • A Planning Packet that includes the short story "The Pearl Necklace" and guiding questions, notes on the elements of strong mystery writing, and a step-by-step guide to planning a mystery story
  • 4 drafting activities with accompanying rubrics
  • Peer editing guidelines and worksheet
  • Final narrative draft rubric
  • Rating guide for student presentations


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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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