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A Literacy Event: The Case of the Missing Nursery Rhymes

Emily Hutchison
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
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This pack can be used for a Family Literacy Night or as an activity in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to be readers, detectives, and problem solvers! This pack includes the following items:
nursery rhyme book
nursery rhyme detective notebook
list of items for the mystery clues
ideas for the classroom or literacy night
parent invitation (for literacy night)
Powerpoint presentation to display rhymes

After reading the nursery rhyme book with you, students will record three mystery clues. They will analyze these clues to determine which nursery rhyme they belong to! There are 8 mysteries in all!

Emily Hutchison

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).


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