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Transcript of Narrative Mysteries
On your notes, brainstorm about the elements you recall from mystery novels and short stories, t.v. shows, or games.
What do all mysteries have in common?
What is a Mystery?
is a genre of
in which a detective solves a
, finds a
object, or discovers the cause of an
of a Mystery
The plot is the story of the mystery.
Usually there is:
problem or a puzzle
Something that is
that is not explained
can be things people
say or do
that are found.
Mystery Words You Should Know...
World Health Oganization Mysteries: http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/mspot/
Science Mysteries: http://www.sciencemystery.com/
Everyday mysteries: http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/
FBI Kid's page: http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids/kids
Additional resources for Mystery Writing
things that lead the detective
off the path,
including clues that don't add up to the solution but make the
Characters believed to have possibly committed the crime
Another name for detective
The facts and information used to figure out the mystery.
An excuse or evidence used by a suspect to prove his/her innocence.
The reason a suspect has for committing a crime.
Distractions or false clues that may lead the reader or detective off track.