1st Edition

One-Hour Mysteries Grades 4-8

By Mary Ann Carr Copyright 2005
    66 Pages
    by Routledge

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    One-Hour Mysteries offers five motivating mysteries that your students can solve using clues and logical reasoning. Your students will become crime scene investigators, analyzing clues found at a crime scene and applying forensic techniques in their analysis.

    Each mystery includes a complete set of teacher instructions and blackline masters that may be photocopied for classroom use. This exciting book features the following mysteries:

    • Mystery at the Mall,
    • The Coaster Caper,
    • The Case of Santa's Blackmail,
    • The Case of the Missing Tiara, and
    • A Hollywood Crime.
    What better way to motivate critical thinking than with a whodunit? Skills include deductive reasoning, inferring, taking notes, organizing data, and analyzing evidence.

    Get ready for real thinking combined with cloak-and-dagger fun!

    If you like this book, you'll love its follow-up, More One-Hour Mysteries.

    Grades 4-8

    Mystery at the Mall Teacher's Guide Student Pages The Coaster Caper Teacher's Guide Student Pages The Case of Santa's Blackmail Teacher's Guide Student Pages The Case of the Missing Tiara Teacher's Guide Student Pages. A Hollywood Crime Teacher's Guide Student Pages Summary of Mysteries


    Mary Ann Carr began writing mysteries for kids to solve while teaching gifted students. She has taught grades 1-7, working with gifted children as a gifted and talented education resource teacher for 14 years. She currently teaches in The College of William and Mary's summer enrichment program. Carr recently retired as a resource teacher and lives on the Chesapeake Bay in a rural county in Virginia.