What is a MYSTERY? • What do you think makes a good mystery? • When you think about mysteries, what comes to mind? • What is your favorite mystery book, movie, or TV program? • What do you find suspenseful? • How did the author make you curious?
Mystery Vocabulary Alibi • A plea offered by an accused person of not having been at the scene of crime Clue • Something that appears to give information toward solving the crime
The 1st mystery was published in 1841 by Edgar Allan Poe • Title was The Murders in the Rue Morgue • He inspired many others to write mysteries
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Famous for creating mystery stories about his famous character Detective Sherlock Holmes http://www.sherlockholmesonline.org/
Sherlock (BBC) • https://youtu.be/_AZ13tJ7M84
The Mentalist (CBS) • http://youtu.be/7EaU_ZoUYdw
Sherlock (BBC) https://youtu.be/7rVAKfMK-Hs
Psych (TBS) • Sherlock inspired characters aren’t always so serious. • http://youtu.be/NINjHkQhLww
Sherlock Holmes Activity • You will be in 12 groups. • Each group will read one of the Sherlock mysteries. • Your group will read and analyze the story for characterization and mystery story elements. • Characterization • Setting • Conflict • Tone and Mood • MYSTERY ELEMENTS
Cont… 4. You and your group will present the short story’s basic plot and clues, leaving the ending unrevealed. 5. Based your information can the class solve the case? The better the details you share the better chances we have to solve.