Mysteries for All Ages

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“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.”

(Scholastic unit plan here: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/exploring-mystery-genre ).

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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: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/cube_creator/