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Narrative Mysteries

C2W1 Introductory unit- introduces narrative elements and elements of mystery
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Jenny Miller

on 7 August 2015

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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?
Mystery
is a genre of
fiction
in which a detective solves a
crime
, finds a
missing

object, or discovers the cause of an
unexplained
event.
Elements
of a Mystery
Characters
Suspects
Detectives
Investigators
Plot
The plot is the story of the mystery.
Usually there is:
A
problem or a puzzle
to solve
Something that is

missing
A

secret
An

event
that is not explained
Clues
are
hints

that help
detectives

and readers

solve

the mystery.
can be things people

say or do

or

objects

that are found.
Mystery Words You Should Know...
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mystery/index.htm

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002344/?tqskip1=

http://www.unsolved.com/lost_loves.html

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
alibi
red herring
motive
sleuth
suspects
evidence
Distractions
things that lead the detective
off the path,
including clues that don't add up to the solution but make the
search
longer.
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.
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