Student Writer Instructions:
Today, you will be writing a story where a character stumbles across a dead person (or thing) and finds numerous clues as to who the victim was, the weapon used and who a suspect in the crime might be.
The murder description found in chapter 4 of the The Westing Game will help inspire details, and Chapter 8 may help you when you start describing the clues in your story.
Step #1: Click the first button below to see choices for murder victims.
Step #2: Click the second button to see choices for murder weapons.
Step #3: Click the third button to see choices for murder suspects.
Step #4: Begin to think about how you will plan the murder for your readers to solve. What colorful, descriptive words will you include to help the reader paint a picture of the murder in their head as they are reading the story.
Step #5: Start drafting your story.