Do you love literature circles? Do you love mystery stories? Why not incorporate both in your classroom?
I have created 6 roles for mystery stories or novels. They are all spins on what you normally have for literature circles.
-Head Investigator: Discussion Director
-Lead Interrogator: Quiz Creator
-Evidence Collectors: Text evidence and supporting claims
-Crime Scene Sketcher: Imagery
-Investigative Journalist: Text connections
-Word Judge: Figurative Language
Wanting a great mystery book to incorporate into your literature circles? Try out Jonathan Strout's Screaming Staircase - I have a literature circle packet right here for it!