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The Westing Game: Read Aloud Mystery and a $200 Million Riddle-Puzzle

Kathy Pudil
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(37)
In this six-week course, students will read aloud together and decifer the mystery of The Westing Game by Ellen Raskins.

Class experience

Students will enjoy an entertaining mystery story while practicing the skill of deducing, drawing facts from clues in the story, and making predictions based on what we know. This book is both entertaining and mind-exercising.
Homework Offered
We will read the book aloud together in class. Homework will consist of reading the class page responses, and sometimes creating a response to a think/connect question after the reading. Asking questions and wondering about the details is encouraged.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment is used to insure students are "getting it." Think questions, connecting questions, and wondering exercises are used along the way to help us figure out the clues.
Grades Offered
copy of book (digital or hard copy okay) The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
paper + pen/pencil, for note taking--to help us decifer the clues!
There is a dead body as part of the mystery, but no gorey details. There are reference to bombs being set in the apartment complex, but they are not threatening so much as clue-providing, to lead the mystery-solver in a particular direction. Turtle has a habit of kicking people when she's angry, but her behavior is never condoned, and she knows she needs to stop. Any questions or concerns about this novel are welcome and I will address them individually.
The teacher may use excerpts from: The Westing Game - A Study Guide (Novel-Ties) by Beatrice G. Davis, but students are not required to have a copy of this book.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(37)
Hello! My name is Teacher Kathy, and I look forward to seeing you in my classroom!  I teach students of all ages to become better readers and writers through integrated, interactive, and hands-on learning. I enjoy incorporating art and music into... 
Group Class


weekly or $200 for 12 classes
2x per week, 6 weeks
55 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
1-4 learners per class

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