Creative Writing Workshop: Mystery Short Stories
In this class, students will learn various elements of mystery writing by producing their own creative short stories.
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Students will be introduced to various elements of the mystery writing genre and guided in the creation of their own short stories. Elements of the mystery genre will be explained. Then I will help the students brainstorm and plan a short story according to those elements. The lesson will follow the following format: 1.) Explanation of the Mystery Genre 2.) Guided Discussion & Brainstorming Process 3.) Guided Instruction on planning the short story My teaching style is big on hands-on...
Students will be able to: 1.) Describe elements of the mystery genre 2.) Demonstrate the role brainstorming and planning play in the creative writing process
I've been a licensed & certified teacher for almost eight years. Professionally, I've taught several subject areas, including English, Social Studies, and Study Skills, primarily in the middle school to high school age ranges. Degrees: -Bachelors of Science in English, Social Studies, & SPED 6-12 -Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
Students may need 45-60 minutes outside of class to complete their short stories, but it is not required.
Students will be provided with worksheets to aid them in the brainstorming and planning process outlined in the lesson description. They should also have access to some type of word processing and presentation software (ie., Mircosoft Word & Powerpoint or Google Docs & Slides).
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students have the option to submit their short stories for Common Core standards-based grading, but it is not required.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Mrs. Alexandrea Brumfield, M. EdPassionate English & History Enthusiast; Home Cook; Journal Lover
29 total reviews
59 completed classes
Hi! My name is Alex! I'm so glad you're here! My philosophy behind teaching can best be summed up in two words, "holistic learning." In my experience, kids learn best when learning skills in environments that are most engaging to them, lead by a...