A detective mystery where students can problem solve by using logical thinking skills to solve the mystery.
Ages 6 - 9
Interest Level Grades 2 - 4
Grade Level 2.1
Guided Reading - K
Includes: who, what, where, when, why, & how questions
Mystery Poem Writing
Directions for use:
I have students orally read aloud during small group instruction. We discuss what was read as a group. I then teach (model extensively) “turning a question into a statement.”
I teach this concept systematically by having students place numbers above words in a question to formulate the beginning of their answer. We change verb tenses and pronouns where needed before answering.
Once I feel students understand the concept and the reasoning behind “turning questions into a statement,” I start calling on students to “turn questions” for the group.
Reasoning behind this systematic way of answering questions – I find it focuses students on the question and they are less likely be off topic with their answer.
It also helps them go back to the text and find the evidence needed to answer their question.
2nd Grade – RL2.1, RL2.3, RF2.4, RF2.4a
3rd Grade – RL3.1, RL3.3, RF3.4, RF3.4a
4th Grade – RL4.1, RL4.3, RF4.4, RF4.4a
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I will try to help out in any way.
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