Freebie: Use this "Fill in the Blanks" writing template to guide your student in writing a mystery story about an object that is missing. Students can rewrite the story and add an illustrate to create a finished writing product.
Introduce your students to the key characteristics and language of mysteries before they use critical thinking skills and graphic organizers to figure out whodunnit in series of short read-alouds, mystery books, and video.
Here is another fun mystery game! Kids love to solve mysteries and this game is very exciting. Read the story aloud to the students. Pass out the clues to each student and let them solve the case together. This is a great tool for critical thinking and team building skills.