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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
What's in a Mystery? Exploring and Identifying Mystery Elements
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Eight 45- to 60-minute sessions|
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Grades 5 – 9 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use illustrations from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a guide to write mysteries
and then present their stories to the class for students to discuss to which illustration each
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 29
Students explore the resources on the Scotland Yard website and compare the advice given to London's citizens to the advice available from the local police department.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  February 3
As a class, a genre study of mysteries takes place and a chart is made about what makes a good mystery.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 28
Mysteries are shared with students for them to solve and brainstorm the attributes of a good mystery. Small groups then compose short mysteries using the Mystery Cube.
Grades K – 7 | Podcast Episode
Get on the case with these tales about extraordinary detectives! Listen in as Emily highlights untraditional mysteries for kids.