Lesson Plans in Reading and Solving Mysteries

Free lesson plan for 4th grade and up

Objectives

Students will begin the process of learning to read critically, analyze information, and collaborate in a small group.

Purposes

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

Class Instruction

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.

Teacher Evaluation

  • 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?

 

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