See the entire mystery book study by downloading the preview. This book study is a mini-course in the mystery genre. Students are encouraged to choose a mystery book at their "just right" reading level and then address:
Mystery vocabulary (anchor chart included).
A quote for analysis and debate.
Title, author, publication date.
Main character, supporting characters.
Character traits with a list of traits.
Setting (tone, mood).
Problem or conflict.
Events sequenced correctly.
Resolution (sense of justice or closure).
Glossary including: alibi, evidence, sleuth, victim, witness.
Text evidence bookmarks (very important for a good detective).
Application of knowledge.
All literary terms are defined within the materials allowing for greater student independence and success. This book study is great for guided reading, whole group instruction, or book clubs too. It easily allows for differentiation.
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