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Monday, October 3, 2011

October Reading Project: Reading Detective

Detective Case File

We are going to do a project for the month of October called Reading Detectives. With this project I will be introducing Alexis to Mystery stories. The goal is to build vocabulary and critical thinking skills. I found a free Unit Lesson Plan  and printables on the Scholastic website and on Mrs. Pearce's Classroom Website.

The printables include a Detective's Dictionary, Detective's Case Report, and Suspect List.

I think we will start out with Young Cam Jansen books. They are level 2 readers so the plot should not be too overwhelming. Also, Cam Jansen is a girl detective and that is cool! I think this will be a fun project for October. 

Does anyone have any suggestions for easy to read mystery books with simple plots? or mystery picture books?

1 comment:

  1. Anna enjoyed Young Cam Jensen, but in general she is not a mystery fan at the moment. Too much suspense for her, I guess. We also read some books from Puppy Patrol series that can also be considered detective stories. Nothing else comes to mind right now.

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