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The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

What do you think is the explanation for the disappearance of the captain, his family and the crew of the Mary Celeste?

Please add a comment and explain why you choose the answer you did.

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Mystery Story

We will be creating our own mysteries.  The mysteries will include all of the parts of a narrative and the characteristics of a mystery.

In addition to the characteristics of a mystery listed above, we have found some more below.
  • victim
  • crime scene
  • investigation
  • evidence
  • witnesses
  • alibi
  • motive, means, opportunity
  • thief
  • accomplice
  • confession
(You don’t need to have all of them in your story.)

Mystery Story Book Cover

Features

– title

– author, illustrator

– pictures (exciting, related to story)

Style

– different fonts

Parts

– front, back, inside

Other

– # in a series

– award

– hook or subtitle

– publisher (eg. Scholastic)

– recommendation, dedication

– comment “Best seller”

– incentive item

– summary

– UPC or bar code

– reading level

– price

– about the author

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An Ancient Mystery – Death in Rome

 

Can you solve this ancient mystery?  Use your powers of observation and detective skills to solve this crime.

You have until dawn to investigate the crime scene.  Look at the evidence, listen to eye-witness testimonies and use your intuition.

Good luck!

Click on the link below to begin.

www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/launch_gms_deathrome.shtml

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The Garage Sale Mystery: Who stole the guitar?

After you have voted, add a comment and tell us why you think it was that person.  Use your own knowledge and the ideas from the book.  Convince us that they are the guilty party.

 

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Who do you think stole the Queen’s tarts?

After you have voted, add a comment and tell us why you think it was that person.  Use your own knowledge and the ideas from the book.  Convince us that they are the guilty party.

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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

We have been reading a number of mysteries in our classroom to practise the skill of inferring.  One of the texts we used is The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg.   Check out a website about this book by clicking on the link below.

 www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/harrisburdick/

Here is the author’s own website:

http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/flash.html

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Who do you think stole the rare comic book collection?

After you have voted, add a comment and tell us why you think it was that person.  Use your own knowledge and the ideas from the picture.  Convince us that they are the guilty party.


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