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Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary
Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary
Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary
Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary
Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary
Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary
Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary
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Mystery Lesson Introduction and Vocabulary

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  • 1. 5 Minute Mysteries
  • 2. Why Mysteries? • Help to determine which details are important • Practice supporting an answer with evidence from the text
  • 3. Vocabulary • Alibi: An excuse that an accused person uses to show that he or she was not at the scene of the crime • Breakthrough: A discovery that helps solve the crime • Clue: A fact or object that gives information toward solving the crime • Crime: An action that breaks the law • Deduction: Drawing a conclusion • Detective: An investigator looking for and gathering clues • Evidence: A thing or statement that helps to prove who committed the crime
  • 4. • Hunch: A guess or feeling not based on facts • Motive: A reason that a person does something — can include anger, hatred, love, or greed • Mystery: Something that is unknown • Opportunity: A fact proving or reason why someone could have committed the crime. • Red herring: A false clue that throws the investigator off track • Sleuth: An investigator • Suspect: Person who has a motive to have committed a crime • Witness: Person who has knowledge about a crime
  • 5. Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Read the mystery silently. Re-read the story again looking for clues. Determine what the crime or question is Identify the possible suspects. Highlight, circle, or underline important clues in the text. 6. Fill-out graphic organizer using evidence from the story. 7. Solve the mystery and explain WHY!

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