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The Westing Game: Read Aloud Mystery and a $200 Million Riddle-Puzzle
In this six-week course, students will read aloud together and decifer the mystery of The Westing Game by Ellen Raskins.
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$17 per class
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55 minutes per class
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Let's read a mind-boggling, puzzle-making, fact-finding mystery together! Samuel W. Westing has gathered sixteen unique people together for a final game--inside his last will and testament. Each of the sixteen have an opportunity to inherit his estate, by solving the quirky twist-turning puzzle he has created, involving each of the people called together. He helps them rely on each other and learn to trust/distrust each other as they figure out what the clues mean. Many surprises along the...
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.
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.
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!
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.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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.
I try to be flexible in my schedule, so if you do not see a time/day that works for you, please suggest a time and I will accommodate if I am able.
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62 completed classes
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...