Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension

Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences-A Mystery for Reading Comprehension
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This 5-page mystery story is a great way to promote making inferences through close reading, as students practice re-reading the text to find text clues and draw conclusions! Differing opinions promote authentic conversation and included conversation roles and questions help students with the speaking and listening standards. The product includes an additional PDF designed for student digital use (Google Classroom+ Kami).

Synopsis: It's boiling hot, and two of Tommy's friends are out selling lemonade. When their lemonade stand is robbed, it's up to Tommy to catch the thief.

This product works well with our Making Inferences Mini-Lesson (designed for interactive notebooks).

This product is sold as a zip file which includes 2 files:

1. A printable PDF version (20 pages)

  • Title page and additional Tommy True products page
  • 5-page mystery- The Tales of Tommy True: Cooling Off
  • Handout (and sample answer key) for recording observations and interpretations
  • Guiding Questions
  • Conversation Guide
  • Conversation Roles
  • Student response page for writing the solution
  • Solution page
  • 2-page teacher guide for story implementation in the classroom
  • 3-page explanation for how to use the product digitally using Google Classroom and Kami (a free Google Chrome extension)
  • Thank-you page with copyright information

2. A PDF student version to be used digitally through Google Classroom and Kami (a Google Chrome extension) (12 pages)

  • Title Page
  • 5-page mystery - The Tales of Tommy True: Cooling Off
  • Page for recording observations and interpretations
  • Guiding Questions
  • Conversation Guide
  • Conversation Roles
  • Student response page for writing the solution

If you enjoy this mystery, check out:

The Tales of Tommy True: The Ghosted Pepper-Tommy Truman is a 4th grader who has a knack for discovering the truth. Have your students join his journey as he helps his fellow classmate solve a mystery!

• The Tales of Tommy True: Swimming Upstream- A non-fiction article is included in this mystery to help students hunt for clues! Tommy volunteers to judge a fishing competition. Who catches the biggest fish? Who gets caught in a lie?

• The Tales of Tommy True: Home Running- A prized baseball has been lost, but the story behind it seems too tall to be true!

• The Tales of Tommy True: Sour Lemons- A young magician with a card trick has the local kids losing their allowances! Is it really magic as he claims?

• The Tales of Tommy True: Brewing & Stewing- Students can use scientific background knowledge about states of matter to solve this short mystery story! Tommy's friend is off to prove his coffee brewing skills, but a strange occurrence threatens to knock him out of the competition.

• The Tales of Tommy True: Tricks for Treats- It's Halloween, and that means costumes and candy and tricks! But at this year's Halloween party a costume goes missing along with the candy, leaving Tommy to sort out the tricks.

• The Tales of Tommy True BUNDLE-5 Tommy True mysteries and a mini-lesson in one bundle! Each story features a unique mystery that requires making inferences and critical thinking to solve!

Check out this 2-minute video tutorial if you want to know How To Use Our Products Digitally.

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