With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom
This abstract for an instructional unit using three-minute mysteries, stories by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe includes a short history of detective fiction, sample plans, and suggestions for exercises and activities designed to engage reluctant readers.
- Have young deductionists craft their own stories, bind the tales, and use them in subsequent years
- Includes student and teacher reading lists, project suggestions, and a short quiz
- Although designed for reluctant and below-grade-level readers, little scaffolding is provided to ensure comprehension