In our Literacy lessons we have been working towards creating our own mystery story. As a class we have shared many mystery stories such as The Thing in the Basement by Michaela Morgan and On the Ghost Trail by Chris Powling. We have used these stories to discuss the features of mystery writing.
We had a fantastic fun filled lesson watching a mystery video clip and discussing who the mystery character was in the clip. We shared lots ideas and worked as small teams.
We worked as a class to create a story of the mystery man. We then worked independently to write our own version of the story, being sure to add in the mystery writing features that we identified, such as ellipsis and lots of adverbs.