Reseña del editor Middle school students are highly creative, imaginative, and uninhibited with their ideas. And they love puzzles! That's why they are intrigued by murder mysteries. This book invites the interaction of the whole class in the process of creating mystery plays. It includes everything you need to teach basic dramatic skills by creating and staging an interactive murder mystery play. It's a six-week long step-by-step program. Weeks one and two brainstorm ideas, refines the theme, creates the characters, plots, means, motives, scenes, and more. Weeks three and four include games to strengthen writing and acting skills, to develop the plot and characters, and for students to think on their feet. The final two weeks focus on rehearsal and performance. Like the author's previous book Drama Games and Improvs, this guide helps teach drama skills holistically. Students are unaware they are learning new skills with every game and activity. A valuable resource for teaching drama.