Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy: Red Herrings

Don't be fooled by red herrings! Examine the mysteries of Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy by Wendelin Van Draanen with a instructional activity that highlights the use of red herrings and teaches scholars how to avoid being mislead by them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a predictions chart that pupils fill in from the the start of the story 
  • Pose the "Think Check" question on a classroom blog
  • Gather a variety of mystery stories for learners to read when time permits 
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars must have read up to chapter 24 of the story 
  • The lesson requires materials and activities from past lessons; although such items are not included, you can modify lesson parts and work in necessary activities prior to conducting the lesson 
Pros

  • Provides background information for red herrings
  • Offers an in-depth look into new vocabulary terms 
  • Clearly written lesson plan for easy implementation 
Cons

  • None
Common Core