This Reading Mystery 'Once Upon a Crime - Stolen Time' is a fun way to incorporate a range of ELA skills in one.
Students will be required to read through the story and complete activities to discover clues. Each clue requires students to critically think to decide which suspects they can eliminate as being the culprit.
Everything that you need for this activity is in the download, including the reading passages. Just print, copy for your students and go!
The same 'self-checking feature'
included in this design as in my math mystery range.
There are FIVE clues to crack!
- Cause and Effect
- Finding Evidence in the Text
- Character Traits
- Critical Thinking
- Writing (optional on the mystery declaration sheet)
: After finishing the five clue sheets, an optional mystery declaration sheet can be used to state the villain. On this declaration page, students report WHO they think did the crime, plus outline the clues discovered along with their elimination reasoning for each.
Fun printable awards in an article format included too! (Shhh.... keep these a secret as they reveal the culprit in the newspaper article your little star detective is also featured in.)
You will also receive instructions, answer sheets and an elimination guide.
Your feedback on this resource would be appreciated.
Thank you and enjoy!
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