Mystery Writing: Who Wrote It?
Students identify the elements of a mystery, and brainstorm ways to develop mystery stories of their own. They watch a segment from an "Arthur" cartoon and discuss what makes it intriguing. They read a mystery and play a game using clues online.
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Writing a Letter
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1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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