Additionally, you will be creating a comic strip that will outline the sequence of events occurring in the mystery, from beginning to end.
Remember not to give away the end of the story, though. You will be presenting your comic strip to the class or to a small group of your peers.
If you choose to include the mystery’s resolution, make that the last box of your comic strip, and cover it with a paper flap so that those who view your comic strip may choose to have the mystery revealed or to have it remain a secret. Make sure that there is an illustration, a caption of several sentences, and word balloons with dialogue in each of the sixteen squares. Anyone reading your comic strip should know the ENTIRE story (plot) of the mystery you read Think story map here as you read and be sure to include exposition, rising action, falling action, conflict, climax, and resolution.
Be sure to include the title of your book, as well as the author. DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO START YOUR BOOK PROJECT.
Mystery in White: A Christmas Crime Story by J Jefferson Farjeon is selling in "astonishing numbers", according to the Waterstones book chain. Book reports go from bland to brilliant when students are engaged in this fun-to-make project!
After my fourth graders picked a good mystery book and read it from cover to cover, we created Mystery Book Reports.
A video game that forces the player to go and find the plot pieces is using Story Breadcrumbs.
Not to be confused with the kind of plot that involves failing to escape deathtraps.
After finishing a unit on the mystery genre, students created a case file for a mystery novel.
Lots of interesting things are going on in the series' Myth Arc: Mind Screws, wild conspiracies, unrevealed Love Dodecahedrons, an Ontological Mystery, and the odd bit of Applied Phlebotinum or two.