Thirty One Mysteries to Solve Clue by Clue is a collection of short mysteries that encourage students to talk, while also practicing critical thinking skills and close reading. Each mystery consists of a situation and 4-10 photocopiable cards.
Students read or listen to a puzzle or mystery to solve. Then they are given the first clue card. They start discussing it, sharing theories and defending their ideas. They get a second clue card. More discussion and thinking. Finally, after they have all the clues, they can try to solve the mystery!
Skills: Authoring, revising, working with a publisher’s requirements.