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This funny and engaging story is about the theft of a necklace at a camp and the detective work that two characters use to track it down. The main character parts range in age from 12-14. Matt fears he isn’t as speedy at working things out as his clever friend Sophie is, but he manages to wow her in this story- and discover where her necklace is! This script is part of a 50% off Bargain Bundle: 50% OFF DRAMA BIG BARGAIN BUNDLE
To track down the missing necklace, students will unscramble anagrams. They will also work out clues using a numbers-to-alphabet code. 5 pages of writing activities are also included. Students have to discuss and write on questions about the reading of the play, how it might be filmed, and on issues the play raises, such as peer pressure. They also have some fun creative tasks, such as writing a short rhyming poem. This resource will delight both entire classes and small groups of early finishers. Question sheets and answers are included.

Table of Contents

Script Pages 1-10

Mystery clues Page 11

Reading the script questions Pages 12-13

Filming the script questions Page 14

Thematic questions Page 15

Creative writing activities Page 16

Answers to the mystery Page 17

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Total Pages
20 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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