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Murder Mysteries Resource Pack & SoW

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Murder Mysteries

KS3 Resource Pack and Scheme of Work

Give your students the confidence and expertise to plan & write their own murder mystery!

A ready-to-go twelve lesson scheme of work, with engaging activities and worksheets. Introduces students to:
  • The conventions of a classic and exciting genre, the 'murder mystery'
  • The writing skill of 'English Literary Heritage' author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The most famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes

The scheme is based on the study of two texts:

  • A Sherlock Holmes short story
  • Another murder mystery of your choosing

So flexible!

  • The scheme works with any Sherlock Holmes short story, as non text-specific worksheets are provided.
  • However: Worksheets specific to Sherlock Holmes short story 'The Adventure of the Norwood Builder' are provided so the scheme is completely ready-to-go! Full text also provided

"An excellent resource; very flexible."
J Churchill, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer

Fully cross-referenced to NC AFs for KS3, supporting APP