It's a new series for intermediate and middle school librarians! Support classroom instruction and market your library books at the same time, with "Mystery Vocabulary Book Talks." This PowerPoint lesson (in *PDF format) is filled with intriguing, full-color photographs and sets the scene for multi-genre, mystery book talks.
(There's something for everyone -- sci-fi, realistic fiction, utopian fiction, sports fiction, humor, etc., and a variety of reading levels, too.)
As you share a snippet of 12 engaging books, you'll also be teaching about 17 words that are common to all mysteries (words like suspect, evidence, victim, witness, alibi and so on).
Plus, while you're getting the kids fired up about reading something new, they'll also be practicing some important note-taking skills within my special grid... and making a "must read" list for their next library visits.
I'm pretty sure you'll hit it out of the park with this lesson. It's a keeper! Just follow my slide-by-slide script, and you've got it! (Hint -- This has proven to be a successful lesson for evaluation time. :) )
The titles that are included are listed and pictured on the thumbnails along with the list of mystery words!
After checking these, I always gave them to the ELA teachers. Many of them used it as a grade, particularly if they had also had me come in and teach the note-taking lesson.
*Please note -- This lesson is formatted as a PowerPoint presentation that has been secured as a PDF. This means it will scroll rather than "click" as you move through the slides. :)
Watch for more "Middle Grades Library Lessons" from That Library Girl!