This way-too-fun mystery unit uses the "Stop, Think, Jot" reading strategy to delve into any mystery story.
EXPANDED version now includes more detailed teacher ideas and an original Kat and Squirrel Mystery Learning Adventure!
Teacher plans as suggestions to 'how to teach' the unit
"Detective Academy Training Manual" and completion certificate
Mystery vocabulary - 8 words
Cover sheet to create a "Detective Case File" with your pronged pocket folder
"Case File" papers used to collect jotted observations
"Stop and Jot" notes (or you can use Post-its)
2 styles of book logs
Lists of easy mystery books with Lexile numbers
Link to my Mystery Pinterest page!
Poster with 'stop and jot' codes
Bookmarks with 'stop and jot' codes are available here: