Literature: "I Know What You Did Last Summer" by Lois Duncan
These sites are about the book “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Includes interviews and biographies on author Lois Duncan. There is also information about mysteries and horror stories along with some suggested classroom activities. Includes eThemes Resource on peer pressure, mystery books, and writing mystery genre.
Lois Duncan Biography
This is a biography on Lois Duncan. Includes information about her books as well as her personal life. Click "read more" for a full biography.
Here are some activity ideas for doing an author study on Lois Duncan.
This is a transcript of an interview with author Lois Duncan about her writing style. NOTE: This site contains ads.
MysteryNet.com: Lesson Plans
This page has lesson plans, ideas, and online mysteries for students to become familiar with mysteries and their characteristics. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Each week there is a new mystery that students can solve. NOTE: Site has a pop-up ad.
This is a mini-mystery that students can read in a brief amount of time and then discuss the twist. NOTE: Site has pop-up ads.
MysteryNet.com: Mystery Time Line
Students can learn about mystery writers through the years. Either click on "Continue" or choose a name from the list.
This ThinkQuest explains mysteries and has examples for students to solve and ones to finish.
eThemes Resource: Peer Pressure
These sites focus on teaching children how to combat peer pressure. Read examples of peer pressure and help students discover ways to deal with it. Includes topics such as pressure to try drugs, alcohol, and other risky situations. An eThemes Resource on character education is referenced.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Mystery Books
Read all about different mystery books and their authors. Books include "Who Stole the Wizard of Oz," "Encyclopedia Brown," the "Cam Jensen Mystery" series, "Nancy Drew", and "Bunniculla." Includes classroom activity ideas and some interactive quizzes.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Mysteries
These sites are about the genre of mysteries. Includes activities for writing mystery stories and samples of stories written by students. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on mystery books.