Mystery Unit 3rd Grade

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Mystery Unit 3rd Grade

  1. 1. What Makes A Mystery? 3rd Grade Walnut Creek Elementary
  2. 2. Elements of a Mystery Characters: • Detectives • Suspects Setting Clues Red Herrings Conclusion
  3. 3. Is Grandpa's Teeth a Mystery?
  4. 4. Who Stole Grandpa's Teeth? Grandpa's teeth have gone missing! Does this story have all the elements of a mystery? Let's find out!
  5. 5. Who are the Characters and Suspects? Characters: Suspects: Grandpa The Usual Suspects Agatha Mrs. Carbuncle Mom The Townspeople Detective Officer Rate Officer Rate Pearl White Gump the Dog Mrs. Carbuncle
  6. 6. Setting This story takes place in Grandpa's room and the town they live in.
  7. 7. Clues • Grandpa's room was a mess • Gump didn't smile in any pictures in the book • Gump smiled for a picture once Grandpa gets his new teeth "for the first time ever"
  8. 8. Red Herrings • Officer Rate's teeth are too big • Mrs. Carbuncle's teeth didn't fit • Pearl White had "more than enough teeth" • Anyone who didn't smile
  9. 9. Conclusion: The townspeople raised money to buy Grandpa two pairs of teeth He shared a pair with Mrs. Carbunkle Gump, the dog, smiled for the first time ever at the end of the book and had a full set of big, white teeth.
  10. 10. Now you try... • Choose a book that is on your independent reading level from the mystery section of our classroom library • Read the book and complete the detective case report • Create a Glog about your book to share with the class • Post your Glog to Voicethread and comment on three friend's Glogs

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