What makes mysteries appealing to readers? Do you need to solve every puzzle when solving the mystery? Recently Mr Dean, one of our the ELA teachers, led Foundation students to analyze mystery literature using literature circles, and students expored the genre of mystery writing as a form of creative writing.
课程名称 Course Title
Foundation ELA 是否所有悬疑都能解开答案？
Foundation ELA Can All Mysteries be Solved?
学习目标 Learning Target
What makes mystery readers keep turning the pages?
Course Content: In this project, students work in literature circles to read and analyze mysteries. Through group discussions, students construct a set of shared criteria for a highly effective mystery, and then work alone to write a mystery story based in NAIS that incorporate these elements.
Students performed very well especially Jocelyn, Karina and Laura achieving over 95%. All students understood what a mystery is and that not all mysteries have to be solved. Students followed a standard pattern of introducing the mystery in the beginning, explaining the process of trying to solve the mystery in the middle and concluding with either solving the mystery or leaving it unsolved and up to the reader to decide. Students who wrote a crime mystery understood about having multiple suspects with different motives and opportunities to keep the reader guessing. Overall a great performance from Foundation.
"Dream Network" by Jocelyn
Students' Perception & Achievement Presentation
Karina | Foundation
I had fun in both practicing my writing and being creative. I really liked this kind of creative writing project.
“The Shadow That Eats” by Karina
Laura | Foundation
I liked this experience, and I learned how to write mystery stories. I had a lot of fun doing this, I hope we can do it again.