Agatha Christie
Lesson plans for And Then There Were None , more

| Biography and Background | | Specific Works | | Genre Study |

Biography and Background

Agatha Christie
The author's page at Wikipedia.

Agatha Christie: Biography
Biography from AgathaChristie.com.

Specific Works

And Then There Were None
A variety of activities to support reading the novel, many focused on different kinds of writing.

And Then There Were None : Casting the Characters
Students will work in pairs to cast their own movie version of the novel. Students must have a knowledge of the characters and setting from the novel. Casting of the characters must correlate with the character traits mentioned in the book.

Murder Mystery Game
The Murder Mystery Game is the culminating activity after reading Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None . The lesson builds skills in critical thinking and making predictions. It is designed for high school students.

Persuasive Letter - And Then There Were None
In this lesson, the students will write a persuasive letter to someone about coming to their island. The only thing they cannot mention in the letter is the reason they are invited.

Unit Test for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None
Fourteen multiple-choice questions and answers, two short-answer questions and answers, one essay question.

A Teacher's Guide to The Mousetrap and other plays
This 21-page document starts with activities and discussion of mysteries in general. It moves to synopses and activities supporting Ten Little Indians , Appointment with Death , The Hollow , The Mousetrap , Witness for the Prosecution , Towards Zero , Verdict , and Go Back for Murder .

Genre Study

Everyone Loves a Mystery: a Genre Study
This series of lessons invites students to use the works of Agatha Christie and other mystery writers to build vocabulary and develop appreciation of the mystery genre.

"Murder," They Read
This genre study is designed for middle school students. It uses The Murder of Roger Ackroyd , The Mousetrap , Ten Little Indians , Witness for the Prosecution , and some short stories.

Twenty rules for writing detective stories
Rule #1: "The reader must have equal opportunity with the detective for solving the mystery. All clues must be plainly stated and described." Nineteen more gems that can serve as guidelines for students who are writing detective stories.



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