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Mystery Unit Genre Study Standards Aligned Grades 3-5

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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Elements of Mystery Genre Complete Teaching Unit - Everything you need to teach the mystery genre in your classroom, library, or media center! This wonderful, comprehensive unit is standards based and Common Core aligned. Fun back to school or end of the school year review unit!

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This product includes:

- Unit teaching plan with detailed daily lesson plans

- Teaching PowerPoint – 27 pages filled with real photographs, rich vocabulary, links to online resources and more

- Detective case report to use as a summary/book report for any mystery – wonderful assessment tool!

- Vocabulary cut and paste - great assessment activity

- Foldables and bubble map – perfect for use with interactive notebooks

- Anchor chart materials so that you can print, laminate, and use again and again!

- 3 original mysteries for analysis and close reading - with text-based evidence questions

- Vocabulary cards – 2 different versions for focus or word walls

- Mystery writing planning guide – great graphic organizer to teach mystery writing

- Compare and contrast activity

- Word search and answer key

- Ideas and resources for small groups and centers

- Printable mystery genre bookmarks

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Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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