Writing Mysteries in the Classroom

Writing Mysteries in the Classroom

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Reginald Van Feisty, owner of the world-famous chocolate factory, Dutch Delight Chocolates, is excited about his brand-new recipe for chocolate. But, before he can manufacture even the first chocolate bar, the recipe is stolen! Have your students discover who stole Van Feisty's famous chocolate recipe and they'll not only be great detectives, they'll be masters of logical thinking. There are nine suspects, but which one is guilty? This mystery becomes a vehiclefor teaching logical thinking. In solving the mystery, students will: differentiate between valid conclusions and invalid assumptions, use syllogisms to reach valid assumptions, recognize false premises, solve deductive matrix puzzles, and decode a secret message.... I wish I had had this sort of writing workshop guide when I was working with my middle school English students. ... Because the goal of this book is to help students learn to write short, fictional mystery stories, the ideal use of this book is foranbsp;...

Title:Writing Mysteries in the Classroom
Author:Cheryl Garrett
Publisher:PRUFROCK PRESS INC. - 2007-06-21


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