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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Expository EscapadeDetective’s Handbook
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Fifteen 40-Minute Sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Literature and Writing: Investigating Mysteries by Tony DeLuna (Scholastic, 1992)
- Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (Disney, 1998) Approximately 95 minutes
- Challenging Whodunit Puzzles: Dr. Quicksolve's Mini-Mysteries by James Sukach (Sterling, 1997)
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
- Flick Sheet: Murder She Purred
- Detective's Handbook project information sheet
- Expository Writing Cake handout
- Peer Editing/Revision Worksheet for Detective's Handbook Expository Entries
- Self-Monitoring Worksheet for Detective's Handbook
- Detective's Handbook Rubric