Narrative Writing: Mystery Writing

It's a mystery why you haven't used this resource earlier. Guide your scholars through the mystery narrative writing process with a prewriting activity that gets writers' thoughts on paper before they begin their first rough draft. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read a mystery book aloud and review the story's elements that make it engaging and suspenseful 
  • Brainstorm possible mystery topics that authors can write about 
  • After the worksheet is completed, direct pupils to share their prewriting information with a peer and gather information about the strengths and weaknesses of their plan
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required to complete this activity
  • Writers should be familiar with the mystery narrative writing process and the elements required 
Pros

  • Guiding questions ask scholars to go into detail about their chosen mystery
  • Plenty of space is provided for writing responses 
Cons

  • None