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A Case File Full Of Suspense {A Mystery Genre Unit}

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I just love mysteries, don’t you? To be honest I just love the mystery unit that Beth Newingham uses in her classroom and has graciously shared with us. It is full of inspiration or at least I thought so.

This unit has all things mystery but with a primary focus. The vocabulary is tied to story elements the students are familiar with (problem, solution, characters, setting, and events) but requires the students to expand on this using mystery vocabulary terms. I have found that this really helps them comprehend the story structure of a mystery.

There are lessons for teaching about the mystery genre, writing and publishing your own mystery, being a detective and creating your own case file, solving a classroom mystery and much, much more. I am sure your students will have tons of educational fun with this suspenseful unit.

To see everything that is included in this unit please check out the product download.
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I looked up that message in the Adobe forum because I am unfamiliar with that message. When I was looking it up this is that response I found to be the closest to your problem.
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Please email me the file without the clip art to lholman@kippaustin.org. Thank you so much for your help.

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I sent the mystery organizer to you! Enjoy!=)

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On  September 4, 2013,  Lee Ann H. asked:
Hi! I am a dual language teacher and teach in Spanish. I absolutely loved your unit! Is there anyway you could email me the "mystery organizer" in a word document. I want to modify it for Spanish but understand why you wouldn't want to send anything out that you can edit. I just found it very useful and don't want to spend a ton of time recreating formatting for Spanish. Thank you!
LHolman@kippaustin.org
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On  September 7, 2013The Teaching Reef answered:
Hey! Thanks for tour question. I can email you the organizer without clipart in a Word document. I just can't send any documents with clipart that are not secured due to copyright laws. Would that work? Let me know if so and ill email it to you.
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A Case File Full Of Suspense {A Mystery Genre Unit}
A Case File Full Of Suspense {A Mystery Genre Unit}
A Case File Full Of Suspense {A Mystery Genre Unit}
A Case File Full Of Suspense {A Mystery Genre Unit}