Read Like a Detective

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Encourage your young readers to become true detectives in their next literary adventure! Here you'll find an attractive display that will prompt your learners to constantly be looking for clues, asking questions, making cases about the text, and proving any claims with details and evidence.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Make the experience of reading like a detective a theme in your class (include appropriate wall art, add comic/shout-out bubbles to all your handouts to remind learners of the main tips in this poster)
  • Check out the teacher reference (Read Like a Sleuth) included in additional materials for tips on close reading instruction
  • Work together as a class to design a separate list of various sentence frames you can use to Make Your Case, and have class members keep their lists as reference sheets