Included: Video links and activities to introduce the genre
Pages 4-8 Mystery Genre “Need to Know” terms flip book
This book can be put together in an interactive notebook or, if students glue the front page to a piece of paper, into a study booklet. To make the study booklet students will need to put out 2 pieces of paper similar in size to the flip book
pages 9-14 red Herrings:
There are two activities about red herring. The first activity gives students just a bit of background on the term. The next Interactive notebooking component is a read-and-sort activity.
Pages 15-23 can all be used with the linked video or reproduced and used with any Mystery novel or short story. These pages, when used together, will cover all important elements of a mystery (plus some)!
Elements covered: Motive, Alibies, Clues and evidence, detectives/investigators, red herrings, identifying the victim and suspects.
Pages 24-25 are an easy to read short story mystery along with practice identifying clues.
Page 26 is a study guide in interactive notebook format, for the Mystery Genre Quiz
Page 27 is the Mystery Genre Quiz
Pages 28-32 These pages guide the students through the planning process of writing their own mystery short story.
Pages 33-42 are mini mystery/ short stories for extra practice
Elements of a Mystery Genre study
Dangerous Waters complete literary analysis novel study
Lost in the Sun Novel Unit
Teaching theme the easy way
Farmhouse inspired classroom labels (sterlite)
Place Value STEM Unit
Valentine Place Value Mystery Picture
Valentine Place Value NO Prep