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Create a list or graphic organizer to help you record your ideas for the mystery, including characters, setting, clues and suspense.
2 First draft
Compose your ideas from the pre-writing into complete sentences and paragraphs. Remember to capitalize the first word of every sentence and include some form of ending punctuation (periods, exclamation marks, questions marks).
3 Peer edit
Using the mystery writing rubric (shared with you in the Google Drive), ask a classmate to help you improve your first draft.
4 Second draft
Use the information (questions and suggestions) to revise your writing into a second draft that you can share with the teacher.
5 Conference with the teacher
Sign up for a teacher-student conference to get editing and revision feedback from the teacher.
6 Final draft
Make all your editing changes and revisions in this final draft. Let the teacher know when it is complete and ready to be evaluated.