Freebie: Use this "Fill in the Blanks" writing template to guide your student in writing a mystery story about an object that is missing. Students can rewrite the story and add an illustrate to create a finished writing product.
Fourth Grade Reading Practice: Complete the Mystery
Introduce your students to the key characteristics and language of mysteries before they use critical thinking skills and graphic organizers to figure out whodunnit in series of short read-alouds, mystery books, and video.
This would be a great unit to tie in math and make it an interdisciplinary unit. This unit uses the fun and engaging characteristics of the mystery story to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills in students.
Mystery Book Characters bulletin board silhouettes [image only] Pinner says: "I think it would be amazing to add a mini-book report element to this. Where did their story happen? What problem did this mystery character have? How was it solved?
Lost Island of Roanoke - Mystery Game - Great Ice Breaker Activity
Sample page from "Mystery Writing: A Fictional Narrative Unit of Study." A fun and engaging 5 week writing unit for 2nd grade (could also be used for 3-4th grades). Includes detailed lesson plans that guide and support you and your students through the writing process, with anchor charts and planning sheets to help create mystery stories to be proud of! $