Spring 2020

Writing a Mystery

Cover: Writing a Mystery



Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a Mystery is full of tips and tricks to help kids craft a head-scratching mystery, from laying out the clues to using a red herring. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.


  • Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781534159051): 7 x 9, 24 pages, © 2020
  • Paperback (9781534161351): 7 x 9, 24 pages, © 2020
  • PDF (9781534160200): 7 x 9, 24 pages, © 2020
  • Hosted ebook (9781534162501): 7 x 9, 24 pages, © 2020
  • Subject: Arts, Crafts, & Activities, Language Arts
  • Series: Write It Right


  • Lexile® Measure: 650
  • Guided Reading Level: N

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • What’s a Whodunit?
  • The Plot Thickens
  • Look for the Clues
  • A Dark and Stormy Night
  • Case Solved
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Authors


School Library Connection - Write it Right

It is never too early to teach young people how to maximize their writing skills, whether the purpose be functional or formal, personal or academic. This series provides explicit instruction for constructing essays, journals, and news articles, as well as for conducting interviews, writing and/or commenting on a blog, and for everyday tasks such as letter-writing, journaling, and expressing thanks….The books all have a clean layout with engaging pictures and artwork. Sidebars and examples are clear and do not distract from the overall content. Classroom teachers and librarians might use these books in conjunction with writing centers or as a supplement to writing instruction. These books could also be checked out by individual students wishing to know more about any one of these writing topics. This series would be a valuable adjunct to any introductory writing program for young people.


Author: Cecilia Minden

Illustrator: Carol Herring


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