The Westing Game Detective File is intended to engage the learner while reading The Westing Game which centers around Sam Westing’s sixteen heirs after they are challenged by him to unravel the secret behind his death. By using the detective files while reading The Westing Game, students will be ab
Support your students as they study this complex mystery novel. A variety of activities support kids at they piece together clues about the game of Sam Westing. The resource includes questions, a booklet for taking notes, and more! Now, to support both classroom and distance learning, resources in t
The Westing Game—96 Task Card Activities
Organize activities and clues using Task Cards that are divided by chapter groupings and also include
**Comprehension Questions with Answer Key
**Prompts for Story Trail Activities
Chapter Task Sets A-P:
Task Cards 1 - 4
The variety of characters and unfo
In this novel unit, you'll find 18 differentiated activities for "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin. This novel study is complete as is, or makes a great companion to your current curriculum. Each activity comes in 2 formats to mix and match based on the needs of your classroom - cut/paste interacti
Written by Mary B. Collins and Dorothy Shelton
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
20 Daily Lessons
Short answer study ques
I had a very difficult time finding any teacher's guide or materials that went with the novel The Westing Game. So, I created my own. These worksheets are to be assigned while reading The Westing Game novel. Each 2-sided worksheet includes questions from two chapters(chapters 1-2; 3-4; 5-6; 7-8). I
These files include lots of great activities to complete while reading The Westing Game. The main documents are designed to look like case files where students fill in information about the many, many characters, including a drawing of what the character might look like. Students will also make da
9 creative activities to culminate the reading of The Westing Game! Students can choose from a variety of activities to create their own final project. Includes choice board and rubric! Use as classwork, homework, extension activities, early finisher work, or even in literacy centers. Activities pro
While reading the novel The Westing Game I have my students use dictionary.com to search the different words from the novel and complete the skill sheet provided. The skill sheets say what part of speech and what number definition they need to write down. Each skill sheet and quiz span over about t
Get this product in my The Westing Game Bundle and save money! Find it HERE!In this activity, students will read a passage about Ellen Raskin and then answer questions about her. Get to know the author of this fabulous book!! This activity works well for classroom, homeschool, virtual learning, su
Have your students figured out that the clues are from the lyrics of the song, America the Beautiful, yet? Well, this is a chance to enrich their minds and allow them to put the clues all together to be the dectectives.KEYWORD: DIFFERENTWAYS2TEACH, The Westing Game, America the Beautiful, Ellen Rask
Activities for the novel The Westing Game, including writing and vocabulary projects to use after chapters 1-10, and a tic-tac-toe choice board to use after chapters 11-20. Also include is a rubric for turning the novel into a board game as a final project.
Challenge students to engage in critical thinking activites in order to solve all the clues to escape this digital breakout. This is a great extension activity after (or while) reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. The puzzles students will attempt to solve will require critical thinking and kno
Use this simple and thought-provoking pre-reading strategy to get your students curious about your next novel! This move around the room activity gets students engaged and talking about your next novel.This pre-reading activity provides students with an experience that is similar to the experience o
The Westing Game Vocabulary Activity chapters 1-4
Break out of the boring dictionary exercises...Use this vocabulary activity to teach 20 vocabulary words from chapters 1-4. The student will need to research, the origin, the root, prefix and suffix (if applicable), the part of speech, and it's locat
A Character Profile Bulletin Board Activity
Trying to keep up with the different characters in this novel is challenging and confusing for any mystery reader!
Who is Who?
• Mat and laminate template cards for durability. Use different colored backing for victim, 16 suspects, and 8 persons of intere
The Westing Game Word Search Puzzle. A fun word search puzzle based on vocabulary words from the book The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. 26 words hidden in the word find horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, forwards and backwards. Key included. One page with color border, and optional black and
The Westing Game learners will enjoy this pre-reading activity that gets thinking about and discussing (and maybe even engaging in some friendly arguing!). Then after the novel is done, learners will revisit these questions to consider how their minds have stayed the same or changed based on the eve
Here's a whole manual full of puzzles, games, and worksheets related to The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
1 Unit word list & clues
4 Unit fill in the blank worksheets
4 Unit multiple choice worksheets
4 Unit magic squares
4 Unit word searches
4 Unit crosswords
32 Unit bingo cards
As students read the first 10 chapters, they will fill in a chart as they get to know the many CHARACTERS in the story. Then during the middle 10 chapters, students will look closely at the need to INFER at select moments, and finally during the last 10 chapters students will complete a second chart
ACTIVE Readers play DETECTIVES!Great companion for the novel entitled The Westing Games. This book is just perfect for in depth character analysis and inferencing! I love it! And... it's sooo engaging.With this resource, your students will take an active role in solving the crime!The cover page and
Our The Westing Game activity seekers will love this Sunset Towers Map. While reading, learners will organize who is living where in the building. This easy, fun resource helps readers get their bearings of the tenants living quarters.TEXT: THE WESTING GAME by Ellen RaskinLEVEL: 5th-9thCOMMON CORE:
My students had so much fun cracking this code using their copies of The Westing Game! When completed, the code reveals a key quote from the novel. This is a great activity to begin a discussion of major themes in the novel and how they are revealed through specific quotes.
The Westing Game learners will enjoy this Google Drive pre-reading activity that gets thinking about and discussing (and maybe even engaging in some friendly arguing!). Then after the novel is done, learners will revisit these questions to consider how their minds have stayed the same or changed bas