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.
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