The next step is to write your own mystery short story! You may work alone or with a partner. Be sure to include all the essential story elements of a mystery. Then you will have a friend complete the peer editing checklist linked below. You have 5 weekdays to complete a first draft and conference with me (online or in person).

This site has some great tips for constructing your mystery!
http://www.creative-writing-ideas-and-activities.com/writing-mystery-stories.htmlwriter.jpg

Here is a planning sheet you may choose to use for your suspects.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sites/default/files/asset/file/jansuspectlist.pdf

Here is another planning sheet you may choose to use for your overall story.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sites/default/files/asset/file/jandetreport.pdf

This is a guide to help you through the mystery writing process:
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson865/guide.pdf

Pixar's storytelling rules:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5ohvjXZpF1qbriaho1_1280.jpg

After your story is complete:

You have 5 weekdays to complete your final written story. Have a classmate complete this peer editing checklist. You may want to keep this checklist in mind as you write! This checklist must be turned in with your final draft.
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson865/peer-edit.pdf

Here is the rubric we'll be using for your story. Again, you may want to keep this in mind as you're writing.
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson865/rubric.pdf

Next step is the DIGITAL STORYTELLING page...