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Writing Detective® Level 1

Investigative Reporting

Grades: 3-6

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

Grades: 3-6

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

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The fun, mystery-based activities in this colorful 64-page book develop writing, reading, higher-order thinking, and organization skills. Students act as investigative reporters writing articles for a local newspaper. To write the article, students must use higher-order thinking skills to synthesize clues they identify in the story to solve the mystery. Every activity requires students to put clues together, and then evaluate the evidence to infer or deduce what happened in the story.

The high-interest stories make it easy to motivate students to do the analytical work needed to piece together the evidence and write the article. Before writing, students complete an outline detailing When, Who, What, Where, and How or Why. Sample answers and a simple scoring rubric are provided to making grading easier. If you believe you need to think clearly to write so readers can understand what you have written, you'll find that Writing Detective® is a very helpful set of supplemental writing activities.

Product Details

Item#: 10501BBP
Author(s): Margaret Schouten
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-649-7
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-649-7
Pages: 64, Color (Perforated)


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"Each student acts as an investigative reporter that writes articles for the local newspaper. The subject matter is different for each case, offering a variety of characters, unique clues, and the chance to present the information efficiently. While compiling the story, your child has to carefully consider all that is provided just like a real reporter does. They learn what real evidence is and to infer or deduce what actually happened for the provided scenario. The difficulty and requirements of each story were updated throughout the book which definitely kept our son interested. Though the information was fully provided, he still had to identify key characters, find supporting evidence, and tie it all together in his writing. This mystery-based supplement was a grand addition to our writing time and consistent use has definitely improved our son's thinking and organization skills." - Ta’Neisha Kemp, The Old Schoolhouse