Reading Comprehension Activities Christmas Break Activities Fun Games

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Here is another fun mystery game! Kids love to solve mysteries and this game is very exciting. Read the story aloud to the students. Pass out the clues to each student and let them solve the case together. This is a great tool for critical thinking, finding inferences, and team building skills. Discussion questions at the end will help the students understand how the mystery was solved!

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Students use the clues provided to figure out who stole Santa's sack of Christmas toys. Was is Buddy the elf? Christopher Cringle, the Chief Toy Officer, or Carol Cookie? Let your students put their inferencing skills to work!

This Product Includes:

-Story Introduction

-Clues to solve the mystery

-Inference and character graphic organizer with example

-Answer key and discussion questions

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Total Pages
23 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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