Mysteries without Murders: Most middle school students need improvement with making inferences for test prep. These activities enhance close reading and improve inference skills which result in higher test scores. Students have fun while enhancing important reading literature skills!
A collection of 3 mysteries with inference activities suitable for grades 6 - 8. Directions are included to successfully run the 3 Mystery Workshops. Students read the mysteries, and collaborate in groups to solve them. The activities are printable AND Google™ paperless. Both versions are included with your purchase.
Includes everything you need to conduct 3 Mystery Workshops:
- 3 original multi-page mysteries
- Inference activities for each mystery
- Directions on how to successfully run the mystery workshops in your classroom
- All answer keys
- Print and go copies of mysteries and inference activities
- Google™ Doc links and directions for paperless activities
- Ace Detective Awards and Prize Coupons
These mystery workshops are teacher friendly and very easy to implement. Quick and easy directions are included.
Students will have so much fun that they won't even realize they are implementing important close reading skills to determine the correct suspects!
Titles of the 3 Original Mysteries written by Nancy A. Bruen:
#1 - The Case of the Missing Mystery
#2 - The Case of the Missing Ray-Bans
#3 - The Mystery of the Stolen Manuscript
Students can solve the mysteries on paper, or teachers can use the Google Docs option for paperless activities. Perfect for Ipads, Chromebooks, Desktops, Laptops, etc.
Why am I qualified to write these mysteries and inference activities? Not only have I worked as a Language Arts Teacher for 30 years with a highly qualified status, but I also have spent 15 years writing national assessments and individual state assessments that align with the Common-Core standards and others. This includes grading, item writing, and for these assessments.
Because these workshops include inference activities and improve reading comprehension, they are a fun way to help students prepare for state testing such as FSA, NWEA Map, Smarter Balanced (SBAC), PARCC, STAAR SC Ready, Ohio State Test OST Georgia Milestones Virginia SOL MCA MCAS Engage NY LEAP 2025 AzMerit NC - EOG NC READY ITBS TerraNova, PSSA CAASPP, IAR, NJSLA, MCAP and others.
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7th Grade Test Prep Reading Literature
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