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Literature: Mystery Books

Read all about different mystery books and their authors. Books include “Who Stole the Wizard of Oz,” “Encyclopedia Brown,” the “Cam Jensen Mystery” series, “Nancy Drew”, and “Bunnicula.” Includes classroom activity ideas and some interactive quizzes.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5

Links

Students learn to identify the characteristics of mystery writing and outline a story using a graphic organizer.
This site devoted to the Cam Jansen series contains brain teasers, memory games, and book study guides. Educators can arrange for a Skype author visit with David Adler.
David Adler, author of the Cam Jansen series, discussion the development of the series and his other books.
Learn about the author's life and his character, Encyclopedia Brown.
This page has a biography on James Howe, the author of "Bunnicula." Also find information on his writing style and sample "Bunniculla" lesson plans.
Explore "Free Mystery Lesson Plans," "Why Use Mysteries for Teaching?" and more. NOTE: The "Community" link leads to discussion boards. NOTE: The site includes ads.
See a mystery book timeline or read about legendary mystery book authors and characters. NOTE: The "Community" link leads to discussion boards. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read all about the American heroine Nancy Drew. Trace her beginnings to the 1930s and through her more than 350 mystery cases. NOTE: The site includes ads and the "Community" link leads to discussion boards.
This site has a "Solve-it," "Quick Solve," "Mysteries by Kids," Chiller," and "Magic Trick". NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site leads to websites with discussion boards. (forums, message boards, etc.)
These sites include activities for writing mystery stories. There are samples of stories written by students and information about recommended mystery books.
This page is contents the information on History of mystery books and stories. It's also includes the famous mystery's authors.
This site contents general information about Nancy Drew, when is it published and includes abstract of the books. There also links to other relevant mystery books.
This site has information on detective mystery books and synopsis of the sample books.
These hands-on activities can be used to supplement almost any book. Includes class activities to increase reading comprehension and vocabulary.
Learn about the genres of literature. These sites are about the many different genres: fantasy, historical, realistic, science fiction, biography, reference, reporting, folk tales, plays, and poetry. Some sites have recommended reading lists.

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