Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Spent this week in my daughter's grade four class helping them with mystery writing. What a treat that was. We started off with playing one of Masterpiece Mysterys Gumshoe Games as the 'hook' and then went on to discuss the elements of a mystery and how a mystery doesn't have to be a crime and how to plant clues, or in the case of an elementary project, a clue.
I was working as part of the Language Arts program but am thinking that mystery writing and solving would be better suited to a logics class or perhaps as a way to integrate information from a social or science unit. Probably grade seven would be the best age to take advantage of this process and I would love to work with a grade seven teacher to develop cirriculum units. Could be really exciting. I know ancient Egypt is part of the study program and the possibilities are unlimited.
Posted by Juanita Rose Violini at 6:55 AM