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MYSTERIES AND OTHER SUSPENSE STORIES


 

  • VOCABULARY AROUND THE GENRE

    - Definitions: matching exercises

  • Ex 1

    Ex 2 Ex 3

- Drag and drop exercises on Criminals

Ex.1 Ex.2 Ex.3

- Crosswords: Crime by Pascal Lapierre , ac-nantes

  • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, Roald Dahl

- Ex.1 : Read the short story by Roald Dalh and answer 10 easy questions about the characters and the plot while you read the short story

- Ex 2 : Reorder the events of the short-story in chronological order

- Ex 3: Fill in the summary of the short story

- Is Mary Maloney really guilty? Read what some students think about Mary's act and submit your own paragraph to the editor of "You Got the Point", an online magazine written by 11th graders from "Première section européenne anglais", Lycée Augustin Thierry, Blois, France

 

  • SILENT NIGHT, Mary Higgins Clark

- Bac 2003: Written Comprehension

 

  • SOLVE THE MYSTERY

- Barbara Dubois case worksheet (word format)

-Suicide Sonata: Written comprehension test for grades 9 and over; adapted from www.mysterynet.com

       
  • READ

- Roald DAHL : Lamb to the Slaughter (full and abridged versions)

- Mysterynet.com: everything about mysteries, famous suspense writers and a new mystery each week for you to solve....

- A web site devoted to short-stories

 

  • MORE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHERS

- Roald Dahl: Lamb to the Slaughter http://www.pearsoned.ca/sightlines/gr_9/resources/western/gr9_unit1_lessons.pdf ( from page 12 to page 16 )

- http://perso.wanadoo.fr/frat.st.paul/LambtoSlaughter%20.pdf ( 4 extracts and a lesson plan, shared by Christine Reymond on eTeachNet)

- Oral and written comprehension exercises on Roald Dahl

-Work on Lamb to the Slaughter : the story by Roald Dahl and the Alfred Hitchcock movie: film script, worksheets, and cross-word puzzles by Yvan Baptiste (ac-Montpellier)

- Christine Reymond has spotted this lesson plan for us in Infonews n° 265, 22-01-2006: It's a Mystery to Me by Marilyn Gaudioso "Students are introduced to the detective genre with novels from Poe, Doyle, and Christie. They will learn the elements of detective fiction and investigate author backgrounds, and then complete related vocabulary and comprehension worksheets."

- How to describe and comment upon a visual document: describe the crime scene, and analyse clues to try and solve the mystery. (Powerpoint presentation)

- Can you find out who killed Angela Spelling? This game from BBC will help you practise scanning for information as you try to discover who has committed a horrible murder in Sleazeville! A cluesheet is provided and must be printed out while playing the game.

- The Suspect: an inside-out speaking and writing activity which focuses on fillers in conversations.[pdf]

 

  • INVESTIGATE:

- The art of crime detection: Explore your brain and find out whether you could be a police sketch artist: help the police build an accurate description of the person you saw fleeing the crime scene .

- Detective board: identify the murderer by analyzing the clues pinned to the interactive board

- The online role playing "Stickman Murder Mystery Games" site is where you can be a detective and solve murder mysteries in the crime riddled city of "Stickville".

- Crimescene : help investigate and solve the crime.

- Agents Underground: use the clues solve the mysteries in the London Underground and discover a great city!

 

  • LINKS FOR TEACHERS OR CURIOUS STUDENTS


    - Links about mysteries (for younger children)

    - The roundtable game: A classroom activity: one student is the detective, another the murderer, and the other students play the role of the witnesses

- Ideas for getting students to write simple mystery short stories on PIAZZAZ