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“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.

Crime Scene Activity: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Source Evidence

“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.

Use this great Evidence Tracker Graphic Organizer to help your students find and analyze evidence from any unit you're studying! Great to use as a writing tool for your students!

Evidence Graphic Organizer

Use this great free Evidence Tracker Graphic Organizer to help your students find and analyze evidence from any unit you're studying! Great to use as a writing tool for your students!

This great Instagram Activity is perfect to use in your elementary or middle school (or even high school!) classroom to help student further understand characterization, symbols, and evidence based writing. Hits multiple Common Core Standards in a fun way - and it's a free resource!

FREE Help student further understand characterization, symbols, and evidence based writing. Hits multiple Common Core Standards in a fun way - and it's a free resource!

MobyMax Reading Skills is a FREE Curriculum for K-8 Schools that helps students critically analyze complex informational texts. Students learn how to explain key ideas and details, understand the structure of informational texts, integrate knowledge and ideas, and use evidence to support points. MobyMax is specifically designed for teachers.

MobyMax Reading Skills is a FREE Curriculum for Schools that helps students critically analyze complex informational texts. Students learn how to explain key ideas and details, understand the structure of informational texts, integrate knowledge and id

"Who Kidnapped Our Principal??" is an engaging activity that brings drawing conclusions and making inferences to LIFE. Students will LOVE this. Create a crime scene and let students infer what each piece of evidence means about the suspect. Students analyze suspects by highlighting what connects them to the crime scene.Included:Top Secret Agent BadgesSuspect DescriptionsStep by Step lesson guidesCrime scene investigation page

Drawing Conclusions Crime Scene Investigation

"Who Kidnapped Our Principal?" is an engaging activity that brings drawing conclusions and making inferences to LIFE. Create a crime scene and let students infer

LESS writing MORE skill practice! See how my students mastered locating evidence from within a text in my blogpost here!

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The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative language, and citing text evidence.

The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative la

LESS writing MORE skill practice! See how my students mastered locating evidence from within a text in my blogpost here!

A Resource at Your Fingertips!

Show your students how to use context clues, make predictions, find the main idea, author's purpose, point of view, theme, figurative language and use text evidence. These reading passages will help you to see skills your readers may struggle with. These reading passages are long enough for independent work, but you can also use in a small group setting.

Reading comprehension Passages for 4th grade & 5th grade - fiction

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