This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Chapter 1--Set-up Authors have a variety of ways for setting-up a story. In the mystery genre, the author wants to catch the reader's interest quickly and build suspense. Characters, objects, locations and actions are introduced in way that serves the purpose of creating mystery. Objective: Students will identify how certain elements contribute to building plot intrigue and reader interest.
1) In-Class Activities:
1. Divide the class into small groups...
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