WhoDunit? A Complete ESL Coursebook Unit

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Walton Burns
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. There's a reason for the international popularity of Law and Order, CSI, true crime shows, and even classic authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. They love to solve puzzles and riddles and have a lot to say about what they think.

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.


Enjoy this? Check out my entire Mystery Section with more clue by clues in different formats. I also have activities to help students write their own mysteries and more!

And please leave a review. It helps others find this resource and gives me valuable feedback when creating new ones!

Total Pages
17 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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