I love keeping students in suspense. The anticipation created by this unit is contagious and students cant wait to see what the next clue will be!
Each day, clues and detective assignments will be delivered or dropped off to your classroom. I had the front office secretary call my classroom and tell me that I had another delivery. However you plan it, just make sure that it isnt just on your desk! I had all clues delivered to my classroom in the Top Secret manila envelope. These serve as the basis for your minilesson. Detective assignments are completed individually or with partners. Each assignment is a great assessment tool for you!
At the conclusion of the unit, students will become certified dictionary detectives!