Narrative Writing: Mystery Writing

Do your scholars need help getting started with a writing assignment? Look no further than this narrative writing prompt that supports the creation of a mystery tale. Learners answers questions and provide details that guide them to producing a story filled with suspense. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read a variety of mystery books to provide written examples pupils can aspire to when planning their own mystery
  • After completing this worksheet, ask writers to share one element they are proud of or an element they feel needs support
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies of the worksheet are required 
  • Story elements may need to be reviewed prior to assigning this prewriting activity 
Pros

  • The questions provide a well-rounded start to the writing process by including the necessary attributes of a successful mystery 
Cons

  • Beware grammar and spelling mistakes