The Halloween Murder Mystery – Creative Descriptive Writing Story
The Halloween Murder Mystery – Creative Writing Story

A fantastically engaging lesson with arresting imagery. Students write a Halloween murder mystery story following a set scenario.

The scenario:

On a stormy Halloween night, you and your friends set off to attend a ‘spooky’ Halloween fancy dress party.

You make your way through the storm in good spirits and arrive at the house on the hill where the party is taking place.

Inside the house, the party is in full swing and you are happy to take shelter from the storm and join in the fun! Until…

You realise someone has been murdered…

But who and why?

And will you make it out alive?

Highly attractive Power Point includes:

* Full lesson scenario
* Starter task
* Lesson objectives
* Planning sheet
* Writing and discussion prompts
* Interactive murder mystery bingo with callers card and 30 individual bingo cards (from

Also included: things to include in descriptive writing, writing checklist and word banks!

All the material for an excellent, one-off lesson or lessons.

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Created: Oct 31, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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