Mystery Vocabulary Lesson Plan

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Free lesson plan for 4th grade and up


Students will be able to define vocabulary that appears regularly in mysteries in order to fully understand the mystery genre.


Academic: Reading, Spelling, Art
Social: Sharing Ideas

Materials needed

Short story mystery such as MysteryNet’s Twist Mystery, paper, Mystery Vocabulary Worksheet, pencils, crayons

Class Instruction

Discuss vocabulary. Read a short mystery. Discuss how each of the vocabulary words applies to the mystery. Have students illustrate cartoons that will define each of the words as it applies to the mystery.

Teacher Evaluation

  • How did students respond to this activity?
  • Were the students able to show an understanding of the vocabulary in their illustrations?


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