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Expository Escapade—Detective's Handbook

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Expository Escapade—Detective's Handbook

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Fifteen 40-Minute Sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Gaines

Hoover, Alabama


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives





  • 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)

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Persuasion Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.


Letter Generator

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Letter Generator

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.


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