Lesson Plans in Reading and Solving Mysteries
Free lesson plan for 4th grade and up
Students will begin the process of learning to read critically, analyze information, and collaborate in a small group.
Academic: Reading, Problem Solving, Writing
Social: Group Collaboration
- Materials needed
(per group): MysteryNet Solve-it (Internet access on one computer per group or one printed copy per student), the Solving Mysteries Group Worksheet
Purpose: Drawing conclusions in solving the mystery
Problem scenario: Read mystery aloud. Discuss mystery and additional clues, vocabulary.
Small Group Directions:
Read mystery again. Use Worksheet. Discussion of small group etiquette: speaking softly, listening to each other, taking turns, and encouraging each other.
- How did students respond to this activity?
- Were the students able to analyze the mystery?
- How did students collaborate in a group?
- Was the group able to collaborate effectively in solving the mystery?