The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. The First Mystery
The first mystery published was "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841. Read "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and observe how mysteries have changed since it was written.
2. The Edgar Awards
James Lee Burke is an Edgar Awards winner. The Edgar Awards is a major award for mystery novels. Search the Internet for a list of other Edgar Awards winners and determine if you have read any works by other winners. If not, select one to read...
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