The Elf Detective

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Keep your students engaged and having fun this holiday season...all while learning and strengthening their reading strategies.

This unit allows for students to go on a scavenger hunt while acting as Elf Detectives. Students will be making predictions, visualizing, and inferring while they search through the school for clues.

After students find the sneaky elf, they can create a cute Elf Craftivity and writing piece as well as work on supplemental cross-curricular activities.

Table of Contents:
Lesson Directions
The Elf Detective Lesson Plan
Clue Labels
6 Clues
Elf Detective Sequence
Elf Lookout Predictions (complete on hunt)
I’m an Elf Detective Writing
If I Were an Elf Writing
Elf Craftivity
The Elf Files Mini-book (before and after hunt)
Elf Addition
Help the Elf-Synonym and Antonyms
Elf Number Ordering
Elf Detective Word Problems


This is a perfect addition to:
Holidays Around the World

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Total Pages
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