WhoDunit? A Complete ESL Coursebook Unit

Walton Burns
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Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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This unit from an as-yet uncompleted ESL, EFL, English language coursebook teaches English through the theme of mysteries. Students practice reading, writing, speaking, grammar and vocabulary.

I find students love mysteries and solving puzzles. With the international popularity of Law and Order and CSI, they have a lot to say about it as well!

Activities and lessons include:

* Mystery vocabulary such as alibi and motive.

* Using modal verbs of speculation to guess the significance of clues

* A mystery story as along reading

* Reading strategies such as reading for key information and evaluating information

* Graphic organizer in the form of a mystery reading worksheet

* Mystery writing worksheet to help students write their own stories.

The unit comes with complete teacher notes, ideas for alternative or extension activities and an answer key.

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The Weird Break In Who broke into a store without stealing anything? And why?

The Perfect Crime A woman kills her husband without getting caught. How?

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Imprisoned! A woman ends up in prison without being arrested. Based on a true story. What happened?

Murder of a Millionaire A woman ends up in prison without being arrested. Based on a true story. What happened?

The Elevator Routine Riddle A classic riddle about a woman who always gets off the elevator two stories below her apartment. Why?

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Reading and Writing Resources

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The Anonymous Answers Unfinished Mystery: A creative writing prompt where students decide who did it! Someone stole the answers to the test. Was it a hacker, a bully, a disgruntled teacher, or someone else? Your students decide!

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Read, Analyze, then Write a Short Mystery: Everything you need to help students analyze the structure and key elements of a mystery story, then create their own!

Mystery Story Reading Graphic Organizer Help students solve mysteries by organizing the information.

The Whodunit Lesson Plan: A full integrated skills lesson plan

Mystery Story Cards A planning tool to help students write their own mysteries

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Video Tutorial: Using Mysteries in Class See Clue by Clues and other mystery activities in action.

Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
3 days
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