Pre-Reading Notes and Handouts

  1. 5 Elements of a Mystery Novel PowerPoint, which was used to fill out the Cloze Notes: 5 Elements & Plot Circle sheet
  2. Key for Scooby Doo 5 Elements and Plot Circle sheet
  3. Agatha Christie Biography Article
  4. ATTWN Consent to Keep My Mouth Shut form
  5. Character Images for ATTWN (used to complete the Google Form Character Survey for ATTWN in class)
  6. “10 Little Soldiers” Poem for ATTWN
  7. Character Chart for ATTWN

Reading Questions: Chapters 1-8

Reading Questions: Chapters 9-16

Reading Schedule

The following is our reading schedule for the duration of the novel. Starting with chapter 2, we hope to read one chapter a day/night with an extra chapter on the weekends. You will have reading nearly every nigh, so be prepared to set aside time each night to do this. We will have 5 reading quizzes that will cover basic plot for 2 or 3 chapters at a time and will be a silver grade (about 20 points). We’ll have 2 character quizzes. The first character quiz will give us quick feedback and make sure that everyone understands the basics of each character. The second character quiz will reflect the character chart and the novel as a whole. We plan on finishing the novel by November 15 (Thanksgiving Break will divide this a bit.) with the Tombstone Project and writing explanation due by November 30. Note that these dates are subject to change!

  • Chapter 1 (Sample Chapter 1 Annotations for ATTWN and Chapter 1 Book Notes)
  • Chapter 2 (Chapter 2 Book Notes)
  • Reading Quiz
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Reading Quiz
  • Chapter 5 (and a character quiz)
  • Chapter 6
  • Reading Quiz
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8
  • Reading Quiz
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Reading Quiz
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Reading Quiz
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Character Quiz
  • Tombstone Project (gold)
  • Writing Explanation for Project (gold)