Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game

Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
Detective's Notebook for The Westing Game
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Thinking of teaching The Westing Game? Checkmate this out! Students will collect data over all sixteen Westing heirs using a classroom-proven method before demonstrating their understanding through a final character essay.

You'll receive...

* a Detective's Notebook - a retro Sunset Towers hotel-style notepad with a page for each character

* student requirements/grading sheet for note-taking

* sample note-sharing schedule for a class of 22 students

* final essay prompt & requirements


HOW TO USE THESE RESOURCES

Step 1:

Decide on 4 four-character groups, and assign a group to each student.

(I'd suggest putting Madame Hoo, James Shin Hoo, Jake Wexler, and Otis Amber in separate groups as they will require the least notes.)


Step 2:

Plan a schedule so that each student can present notes over his/her character group at least twice before the novel is finished.

(To help ensure that students receive important notes - basic identifying information, actions, and VALUES - for all sixteen heirs, have at least two students present over each character group for each chapter. See sample schedule for help!)


Step 3:

Print and distribute a copy of the Detective's Notebook, the presentation schedule you've created, and the requirements/grading sheet for note-taking to each student. Have them mark each character in their assigned character group with a covert symbol.

After this, the ball will roll itself!

Step 4:

I'd suggest waiting until you are about 2/3 of the way through the novel before passing out and discussing the final essay prompt.

(You want students to focus equally on each character so they have a full understanding of the novel!)

Step 5:

Enjoy reading some well-supported essays from students who will have a head-start on locating information before they even begin the writing process!

(Requirements for note-taking specify that each piece of information is labeled by chapter.)
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20 pages
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