Reflection: Lesson Planning The Setting of the Mystery....Your Hometown - Section 3: Closure


I liked the activity a lot.  The kids enjoyed writing mysteries at familiar places, as I suspected they would.  The downside was my placement of this writing lesson plan at the end of the year.  I figured that as the year wound down, this would be an engaging piece of writing that would hold their interest.  This was true, but I definitely could have taken the writing farther (skits would be great!) if the kids weren't already looking toward summer because their "energizer bunny-selves" were starting to run out.  Next year I will place this lesson plan during the months of December or January.

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The Setting of the Mystery....Your Hometown

Unit 12: Creative Writing Fun
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: TSWBAT select a place in their hometown as the setting of a mystery story.

Big Idea: It happened right your hometown.

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