Mysterious Mysteries

Mysterious Mysteries

Clever detectives will explore mystery writing in this 4-week class. Includes weekly 1-hour Zoom call, engaging materials hosted on Google Classroom, and personal feedback.


10 students


Session 1, Sep 27-Oct 23
Thursdays 11:15am-12:15pm (FULL)
Thursdays 3-4pm (*New session open)

Class Description:

🔎 Lesson 1: Welcome to Your First Case!
Get your first case & uncover your detective code name. Learn the elements of mystery writing: detective, crime/problem, suspects, clues, and more. Discuss popular mystery series and books.

🕵️‍♀️ Lesson 2: Create a Detective Character!
Develop a detective character and suspects list using graphic organizers. Discuss a sample story, and identify the elements of mystery writing.

🗝️ Lesson 3: Develop Clues!
Discuss types of clues and how to use them to strengthen your mystery story. Discuss a sample mystery. Can you solve it?

📂 Lesson 4: Build Suspense and Solve the Case!
Learn writing techniques for building suspense. Keep your readers glued to the page! Share your stories, and put your classmates’ detective skills to the test.


I have 24 years of writing and editing experience, including four years as a writing instructor. I love helping kids learn new skills while having fun along the way!

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Fall 2021

New: Virtual Vacation
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