Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories
|Lesson 1: The Problem of Cell 13||
Task 1 - 1hr 30:
Listen to the 'The Problem of Cell 13' by Jacques Futrelle here.
Read along here.
As you listen to the story, make notes about the plot:
You could also use simple images to record key events, as done in the video.
Task 2 - 30 mins:
Draw Van Dusen based on description at the beginning if the story. Label it using quotations from the text.
Task 3 - 1-2hr:
(a) Summarise each section/paragraph of the story (If you opt for paragraphs this will take a while!). Be as brief as you can and summarise the absolute most important information we learn from each section.
(b) Now, reduce your summary so that you have a 15 sentence summary of the story.
(c) Now reduce it to 5 sentences.
(d) Now, reduce it to 10 words.
|Lesson 2: Understanding whodunnits||
What are the features of a Whodunnit?
What features of language have been used to make this text engaging? (It’s not enough just for the story to be interesting)
|Lesson 3: The Murders in the Rue Morgue||
Similarities and differences
|Lesson 4: Room 101||
Which do you prefer and why? Persuade me - room 101
|Lesson 5: Designing a character||
Creating a character worksheet here.
Getting to know your character worksheet here.
Testing out your character worksheet here.
|Lesson 6: Researching your topic||
|Lesson 7: Planning a whodunnit|
|Lesson 8: Writing an engaging opening|
|Lesson 9: Completing a first draft|
|Lesson 10: Proofreading and editing|