This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use at the beginning of the year, although it would be appropriate for any time of the year. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy finds a backpack that was left behind on the playground. Students read about 4 possible owners and use the facts provided to find the correct owner.
Everything is provided in a PowerPoint presentation to display as students work to solve the mystery.