The Mystery Genre: Story Elements, Inference, and Evidence

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This resource will give you everything you need to teach reading within the mystery genre that focuses on story elements, inferencing, and text evidence. Each lesson can be used with any mystery chapter book or short story.

Lessons and activities are highly motivating and engaging with whole class, cooperative group, and independent learning. The lessons in this mystery unit give you multiple instructional materials and suggestions. Use them all for differentiation or pick and choose from a wide array of materials and ideas that suit the needs of your students.

Choose from hands-on individual or group projects, interactive templates, games, graphic organizers, posters, activities, lessons, rubrics, informal, and formal assessments. The interactive templates work well with notebooks or bulletin board displays.

What better way to learn reading skills than through the eyes of a detective. Students become reading detectives who need to read closely, observe, think critically, answer questions, find evidence, make inferences, and come to conclusions. Speaking and Listening skills are also integrated into the lessons.
Each lesson provides gradual release for your students that starts with demonstration and practice and then leads into collaboration, and independent work.

Common Core Standards and objectives are included with every lesson.
Assessment choices include formal paper tests and several different types of rubrics.
There’s lots of group games, activities, and small projects that will delight your students as they sharpen their reading skills and learn about the genre. Many of the instructional materials can be used with any genre.
The unit ends with a fun culminating project “The Story Element and Clue Bag” to celebrate student learning.



This resource contains..

* Objectives, Purpose, Materials, and Common Core State Standards

* Lesson Plans that start with whole class instruction and demonstration and then gradually releases students to practice with partners and cooperative groups. The final lesson plans revolve around independent work and assessment. Check out the samples on the next pages.

* Instructional Posters includes explaining skills, vocabulary, essential questions, student directions, and student expectations.

* Interactive Templates to be glued into an interactive Notebook or Bulletin Board Display.

* Graphic Organizers with different ability levels to choose from for differentiation.

* Questions and Journal Starters for written work and discussion.

* Activity and Game Ideas including a vocabulary task card board game and resources for activities.

* Projects that involve cooperative groups and independent work. A culminating project is included.

* Book Marks to remind students of skills and note taking (jot thoughts)

* Mystery Book Lists with Many Types of Levels

* Character Trait Lists in 3 Levels

* Speaking and Listening Components that are addressed in cooperative groups and assessed with the culminating project.

* Student Certificates for boy and girl in main skill areas.

* Assessments that include formal paper and pencil as well as several types of rubrics to choose from.

The resource also focuses on critical thinking skills, deductive reasoning, problem solving, finding text evidence, and inferencing.


Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.A Come to discussions prepared
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.B Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.C Ask questions to check understanding of information, stay on topic, and link comments to the remarks of others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.D
Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.A CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.B
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C Pose and respond to specific questions
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.D
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.A CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.B
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.C CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.D
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.1
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.4.A
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.2
summarize the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.4.4.A
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.3
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.9
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.A
Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.C
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.4
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.5
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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