Mystery Book Project

Comic Strip
Due Wednesday, November 29

For this book project, you are to read a mystery book.  Remember that your book must be approved by Ms. M.  As you read, pay special attention to the plot of the story.  You will be using MLA format when writing a critique of your book, which includes listing the author, title, and number of pages, as well as writing a brief summary of the book and rating the book from one to five stars, with an explanation of the rating.  Additionally, you will be creating a comic strip that will outline the sequence of events occurring in the mystery, from beginning to end. Remember not to give away the end of the story, though. If you choose to include the mystery’s resolution, make that the last box of your comic strip, and cover it with a paper flap so that those who view your comic strip may choose to have the mystery revealed or to have it remain a secret.

Your comic strip must have sixteen boxes.  Make sure that there is an illustration, a caption of several sentences, and word balloons with dialogue in each of the sixteen squares.  Be sure to include the title of your book, as well as the author.  Be neat.  Using a ruler will help you.  Use a lot of color and do your personal best.  You will be presenting your comic strip to the class or to a small group of your peers.

Anyone reading your comic strip should know the ENTIRE story (plot) of the mystery you read just by reading your comic strip. Think story map here as you read and be sure to include exposition, rising action, falling action, conflict, climax, and resolution.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO START YOUR BOOK PROJECT.  REMEMBER TO DO YOUR PERSONAL BEST AND TO HAVE FUN!

 

Here is the Mystery Book Project Grading Sheet.