Last week, our readers were introduced to the mystery genre. As a way to get the students thinking about mysteries, each student brainstormed elements of a mystery and shared out their thoughts with the class.
Once students understood the components of the mystery genre, they were introduced to five mystery novels. After listening to a brief book talk on each novel, students ranked the novels based on choice. Using the rankings, students were placed in Literature Circle groups.
Stay tuned as the fifth grade begins their six week journey through the mystery genre!