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If you’re looking for an engaging and rigorous way to check your students’ understanding of genre, you’ve come to the right place! This week long unit will have your students enrolled in Detective Academy, finding clues to make inferences and determine genre, defining characteristics of genres and then finally setting up a crime scene in your classroom where someone has broken in and mixed up all the genres in your classroom library. Students will follow clues around the school to determine the genres of books the culprit has left around using evidence based terms.
This format can be used with any level because you will be choosing the genres, clues and books that students will be investigating and classifying. Anything from picture books to chapter books works!
Your students will be wrapped up in this mystery all week long!
- Detective Academy Handbook
- Agent's Anthem Song
- Agent In Training Badges
- Genre Mix-Up Book
- Clues For Scavenger Hunt
- Ideas for Clues
- Ideas to Set the Stage