Back to School time is here! Start that absolutely critical first week back to school with this fun project that is Common Core aligned! Accomplish two things at once in the best way as you assess your new students’ writing abilities at the same time they tell you all about themselves! Blackline masters allow students to creatively personalize their projects and make them their own. You can make as many copies as you need of these super-cute materials. Students will be engaged and excited as they create several different types of flip books to showcase themselves, all while employing various writing techniques, including autobiographical, sequencing, persuasive, goal setting, and summarizing!
Due to the extensive cutting and assembling of the mini-books, I would recommend having them pre-assembled for younger students (have parents do this), or using only with high third grade students and above. Please note that this project is designed to take several class periods.
Guarantee full student participation with this project! There are both girl and boy detective masters for each activity. Students will enjoy writing about their favorite foods, sports, songs, activities, and pets. Students will review a movie and identify the title, main characters, setting and descriptions with illustrations.
Included with this 28-page download you will receive the following:
Front cover: girl detective
Front cover: boy detective
“My Favorites” little book pages
Movie Review booklet pages with bot (separate) girl and boy detective covers
“Pet Detective” cat, dog, cat with dog, horse, and blank (to create their own “pet” if desired) with persuasive writing area
“Secret Recipe” (sequencing)
“Look to the Future” with writing area (goal setting)
“Detective Work” flip book with “Last Year’s Cases,” “My Allies,” “My Nemesis,” and “Something My Teacher should Know About Me” pages
“Book Review” with detective trio and books (cover) and separate pages for describing and illustrating the setting, main characters, and the summary review
Picture frame for photo or self-illustration with autobiographical incident writing area
Student directions on every page of the blackline masters
Photographs showing how to assemble all these adorable mini-books into one fabulous project your kids will LOVE!
Full-color cover page for your teacher binder to hold all the materials
Please download the PREVIEW to see how this project looks once assembled.
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You might also like my other detective-themed items:
Back to School All About Me Lap Book with a Detective Theme
Back to School Classroom Calendar Pack (Detective Theme)
Back to School Editable Detective Nameplates K-2 Edition
Back to School Editable Name Tags (Detective Theme)
Back to School Welcome Detectives Banner
Detective CSI Binder Cover (with Editable Names and Grade Level)
Editable Back to School Detective Postcards
This license entitles one teacher to download the product for personal classroom use only. If you wish to share the product with others, please purchase additional licenses when downloading the product. Thank you!
Please check my store at www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Carols-Garden for other Back-to-School items with a Detective Theme!