Mysteries for All Ages


“Mysteries have the ability to get reluctant readers and writers enthusiastic about reading, thinking, and writing. Mysteries often contain intriguing characters and are often able to hold a student’s interest with their suspenseful and dynamic plots. Mysteries are a wonderful vehicle for teaching critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills in an exciting and enjoyable way.”

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An example of a mystery is:

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The delightful movie based upon this book is:

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Today’s Assignment: Write a mystery or add a mysterious element to a work-in-progress.

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More resources at: