Narrative Writing! Mysteries: All of the pages for writing a mystery that your students need, including writing prompts. The pages in this product make writing mysteries easy and fun. Use all of them or just pull out the ones from the set that you need. It helps them organize their writing and map a perfectly sequenced mystery. It walks them through planning a character, setting, mystery and a solution. There is a one page simple organizer for those mini-writing lessons or more experienced writers. This works great in a writing center or an addition in a writer’s notebook. I like to copy or print them at a reduced size so the pages can be glued into their writing workshop journals. I have included a student checklist to use during peer editing and grading rubric that fits the requirements of this particular assignment. Your students will love this fun writing activity. There is a set of writing prompt cards for your reluctant writers who have a hard time developing their own topic.
Narrative Writing Organizers
I like to do a mysteries reading unit before writing mysteries. It allows the students to see examples of written mysteries and have practice with identifying the elements of a mystery. If you’re interested in doing a mysteries unit in reading, I have a fun Reading Response Mystery product that pairs great with this writing activity