In this math learning exercise, students read 12 clues for a mystery number. Students find the unknown number for each statement. Example: This number increased by four is ten (six).
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The Adventures of Detectives Infer and Predict
Your writers compose original short stories (or you could use this activity with published fiction). After writing their stories, class members divide their work in three installments. Each installment is read by a peer who makes...
5th - 6th English Language Arts
Spinelli's Maniac Magee (excerpt): Reading and Critical Thinking Practice
A brief, dialogue-rich passage from Jerry Spinelli's novel Maniac Magee is accompanied by a well-written literacy assessment tool. Thematic content lends itself to age-appropriate discussions about race relations and social justice....
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Be a Sequence Detective!
Authors are constantly leaving clues that help the reader to understand the sequence of events in a story. Teach young readers how to pick up on these key temporal words and phrases with this slide show. After an introduction to commonly...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Thinking and Reasoning Skills in Primary Learners Using Detective Fiction
Students are introduced to the genre of detective fiction. Based on their reading level, they are given a different series of books to read. For each story, they are to make predictions and practice decoding messages. To end the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts