Crime Scene Investigation: Learn Reading Comprehension While You Solve a Crime
You will encounter read about a crime and work to solve it each week using skills that transfer to reading comprehension across the subject areas.
US Grade 4 - 5
Reading comprehension has never been so fun! Join us in solving a crime each week and watch your reading comprehension skills grow! Students will encounter a crime that has stumped the local police department and be given a brief outline. Together we will create a "just the facts ma'am" list of facts only. We will then read witness statements and take jot notes of what was said. This will require careful reading of the statements and cross-checking against other witnesses. Along the way, we...
Students will learn to make sense of what they are reading. Students will cross-check character statements Students will differentiate between facts and opinions. Students will create timelines for each crime. Students will re-read for comprehension and pay attention to vocabulary. Students will learn vocabulary specific to the genre
Assessments OfferedTeacher observation and prompting in the class.
Paper Pencil Ruler Colour pencils
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
All the crimes will be non-violent.
Stories will be teacher written but are borrowed from the following: You Be the Jury by Marvin Miller, Encyclopeada Brown by Donald J Sobel, Two Minute Mysteries by Donald J. Sobel, etc
Meet the teacher
Right now, I am on a break from teaching but I hope to return at some point.
1x per week
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Completed by 17 learners
Live video meetings
3-6 learners per class