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21 resources with the keyterm mysteries

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Mystery Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learn about mysteries with your readers. They will investigate plot, basic elements of mystery, famous characters, and become familiar with genre vocabulary. Bring in props and mystery books to begin and then have learners create story...
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Lesson Mystery: The Game is Afoot

For Teachers K - 8th
Students enter and experience the world of Sherlock Holmes and hard-boiled detectives in this unit on mysteries. They review and analyze the ""Whodunit Requirements" and the "Mystery Contract" that accompany this lesson. Each student...
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History of Mysteries

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students read or listen to excerpts from "The Shadow," research famous mystery writers throughout history, examine how style of writing evolved over time, and write mystery plays either individually, in small groups, or as class.
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Exploring the Mystery Genre

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students determine the story elements of typical mystery stories including characters and plot structure. They look at vocabulary that is common to mystery stories before reading and responding to mystery chapter books. Working in guided...
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Computer Mysteries

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Who has been messing with my trampoline? Young writers choose local events as the basis for their own “Who Did It?” mystery. They then devise a plot, problem, and cast of characters and write an introduction explaining the problem and...
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Crime School Investigations

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students solve a mystery at their school. In this classifying lesson, students find suspects who committed the crime. Students categorize them into race, sex, and fingerprint type. Students show their results in graphs.
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Mystery Puzzle Book Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the mystery genre.  In this literature lesson, students identfiy common features and characteristics of the genre "mystery".  Learners independently read a mystery of their choice, and create an 8 piece jigsaw puzzle...
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"Mysteries"

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short piece of text entitled "Mysteries" and answer five reading comprehension multiple choice questions.
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Sherlock Holmes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this literature worksheet, students find the words associated with the story of Sherlock Holmes and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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The World of Sherlock Holmes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this literature worksheet, students find the words that are part of the story of Sherlock Holmes and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Developing Thinking and Reasoning Skills in Primary Learners Using Detective Fiction

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to the genre of detective fiction. Based on their reading level, they are given a different series of books to read. For each story, they are to make predictions and practice decoding messages. To end the...
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Detective Fiction for Remedial Readers

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders in a remedial reading class are introduced to detective fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. After reading about their lives and work, they define new vocabulary and practice using a guided reading...
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History/Mystery: Regionalism and Ethnicity in the American Detective Novel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use mystery novels to focus on the history and ethnicity of different regions of the United States. As a class, they are introduced to the elements of a mystery and compare them to the other types of novels they have read. In...
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Sherlock Holmes: Teaching English Through Detective Fiction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read examples of mysteries and detective fiction. With a focus on Sherlock Holmes, they are introduced to the techniques for reading properly. In groups, they define new vocabulary, make predictions and summarize the...
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Murder Ewe Wrote

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers solve ecological mystery, diagram solution, and create alternate plans to prevent combined conditions from recurring.
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Solar System: Uranus

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students research Uranus and its geological formation, atmosphere, magnetic field, satellites, and rings.
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Classic Short Stories- Locked Room Settings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the short story "The Problem of Cell 13" and examine the plot devices that build suspense. In this lesson students create their own short story using the same locked room setting.
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Mystery World

For Students 5th - 6th
In this personal decision making worksheet, students read 8 controversial statements. Students rate each according to how believable they think they are-- from 1 ("are you mad?!") to 5 ("of course it is possible"). Example: Some people...
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I Can Solve It!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders travel between two stations to solve mysteries. In pairs, they participate in a game to help them with the lesson. They listen to two stories on tape and work together to solve the mystery and draw conclusions based on...
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Database Detectives Solve a Mystery ~ Part 2

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work together to solve a classroom mystery. They collect and organize their information into databases. They educate the school on how databases benefit life in a democracy.
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The Mystery Cafe

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students plan and perform a mysterious scenario using a variety of literary conventions such as characterization, setting, and plot development. Each group provides enough clues to make solving the mystery a challenge.