This video introduces the mystery Skype method. A mystery Skype allows students from one classroom to craft questions for another classroom to figure out their location. In this particular example, a classroom from Illinois and Arizona had to guess each other's location. Use this method of learning to work on the grammar and sentence structure in your questions.
Video writing prompts are great alternatives to the traditional verbal or written prompts. Students watch a short mystery video in which something dramatic happens. Once the video ends, they are tasked with writing the rest of the story.
An account of how one creative language arts teacher uses murder mysteries to teach her students about grammar. These methods can be enhanced so that they cater to older, more mature students, or toned down for younger kids.