Objective: I can use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters (W11-12.3b) while playing a writing version of Clue.
Entry Task: Get out your notebook to complete the writing task while the song plays. You will be given a card for today’s activity while you are writing.
Writing Topic: Do you like to read or write murder mysteries? Why/why not? Have you ever played the game Clue? If yes, what do you remember about it? If not, what do you think it entails?
Raise of hands for responses
We are going to use the characters, setting, and premise of the game Clue to write a murder mystery (you do not have to have played the game before!).
Take a look at the card you received. You will have to use this character, room, or weapon at one point during your writing. There will be details about when to do so.
Get your pen(cil) ready to follow along to the rules and directions in the Clue Slideshow
After the slideshow, share out your who/what/where to see who wins!
Exit Task: What are you most proud of you have written so far. In our next class period we will be working on our story draft. Will you be starting fresh or continuing? Be ready to write--you will have two more class periods to finish your story and turn in.