Follow the clues around Honolulu with Detective Mia Mason as she uncovers the truth in each short, high-interest mystery - guaranteed to capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers! Students will LOVE following clues, discovering facts, gathering evidence, making inferences and solving these intriguing mysteries!
Pre-reading exercises introduce vocabulary and help students establish prior knowledge by providing background information and fascinating facts. Colorful photos and graphics help keep students engaged. They even get to try their hand at predicting...
Guaranteed to Engage Even the Most Reluctant Readers! Each mystery is full of clues that students will love to discover! Students travel to well-known and historic sites around Honolulu to solve each mystery. From the visiting the historic Iolani Palace, to hiking up to the crater at Diamond Head, to a snorkeling adventure off of Waikiki Beach, and then ending at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, students will have fun gathering evidence, looking for motives, and solving each mystery...
LEVEL 1 COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES:
Comprehension questions target specific reading skills including reading for details, using context clues, sequencing events, making inferences, drawing conclusions, predicting outcomes and much more! Colorful lessons along with a varied question format, ensure students stay motivated to “solve the mystery.”
LEVEL 2 COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES
These more challenging comprehension questions target specific reading skills including reading for details, using context clues, sequencing events, making inferences, drawing conclusions, predicting outcomes and much more!
Step-by-step activities take students through the process of solving a mystery. Students start by describing the Setting. Then move on to all the elements of the Plot: identifying the Problem; naming the Characters; identifying the Victim and the Crime; discovering Clues; identifying Motive and Opportunity; and finally discovering the Evidence that leads to the Solution.
INCLUDES 4 INTRIGUING MYSTERIES:
• “The Case of the Stolen Queen’s Quilt” (Iolani Palace in Honolulu)
• “The Case of the Diamond Head Vandal" (Diamond Head National Park near Honolulu)
• “The Case of the Mysterious Thief” (on the water near Waikiki Beach)
• “The Case of the Sabotaged Tour Boat” (USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor)
√ 4 Captivating Mysteries
√ Mystery Fundamentals Information
√ Before You Read Activities (Predicting, Thinking, & Glossary)
√ After You Read Activities (Skill-Specific, Comprehension Questions, Elements of a Mystery)
√ 28-Pages Including Answer Key for each Level
Reading Level: Grade 4
Interest Level: For Students of All Ages & Reluctant Readers