The Westing Game A Comprehensive In-Depth Novel Unit DIGITAL and PRINT

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
Formats Included
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239 pages
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This DIGITAL and PRINT comprehensive unit for The Westing Game is an in-depth study of this mystery novel. Your students will love the activities included in this unit, all while being challenged!

We took care to provide everything that you could possibly need to effectively teach The Westing Game. After having taught it for nearly a decade, Jessica compiled all of her most effective strategies, activities, questions, and more.

Students work in teams (or individually if you prefer) and take on the role of a detective agency. With their Detective Case Booklets to guide them throughout the novel, they complete discussion questions, vocabulary searches, clue trackers, Instagram profiles, and so much more! Your kids will definitely love this as much as Jessica's have! Although the Detective Case Booklets sound like they would be for a younger audience, we assure you, they are not. The content in this unit is thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging. Students do an IN-DEPTH study of The Westing Game through everything we have provided here.


- Instructions for Use

- Bulletin Board Title & Clue Cards

- Detective Case Booklet Cover

- Instagram Character Tracker

- Clue Tracker

- Evidence Tracker

- Vocabulary Graphic Organizers (over 120 Vocabulary Terms)

- Chapter Discussion Questions (90 Discussion / Comprehension Questions & Answer Key!)

- 6 Comprehension and Vocabulary Quizzes & Answer Key

- America the Beautiful Activity

- EDITABLE Response to Literature Final Essay and Graphic Organizer

- Response to Literature Student Sample

- Essay Rubric

- BONUS: Our Best-Selling Reading Response Choice Board

You will not be disappointed with this novel study! We are so excited for you to download it and use in your classroom! Enjoy! :)

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Total Pages
239 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.


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