Mystery Mission – Infer the Perpetrator

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Mystery Mission – Infer the Perpetrator

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A mysterious crime has occurred, and your class is tasked to find the perpetrator before they escape! Embark on this magical journey of forensic science, where students must employ their reading and writing skills to solve the crime. Target Audience: ELA/RLA, Grade 6 to 12. Lesson Outline: In this lesson students: 1. Learn about a mysterious crime and its suspects. 2. Construct a theory that is reviewed by a private detective. 3. Write a correspondence to a witness, convincing them to answer their questions. 4. Infer who the perpetrator is. 5. Reflect as a class on the solution. To generate your lesson: - Enter a setting students are excited about or currently learning about. - Select your grade level. Note: Get input on the setting from your student to maximize the engagement. Standards covered: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. This includes introducing claim(s), organizing the reasons and evidence logically, using credible sources, and maintaining a formal style. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1a: Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1b: Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1c: Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1a: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1b: Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1c: Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. This includes introducing claim(s), organizing the reasons and evidence logically, using credible sources, and maintaining a formal style. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1a: Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1b: Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1c: Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1a: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1b: Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.1c: Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. TEKS 6.5.F make inferences and use evidence to support understanding TEKS 6.5.G evaluate details read to determine key ideas TEKS 6.6.B write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres; TEKS 6.6.C use text evidence to support an appropriate response TEKS 6.6.I reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented. TEKS 6.7.A infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence TEKS 6.12.A generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry TEKS 6.12.D identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources TEKS 7.5.F make inferences and use evidence to support understanding TEKS 7.5.G evaluate details read to determine key ideas TEKS 7.6.B write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres TEKS 7.6.C use text evidence to support an appropriate response TEKS 7.6.I reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented. TEKS 7.7.A infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence TEKS 7.12.A generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry TEKS 7.12.D identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources TEKS 8.5.F make inferences and use evidence to support understanding TEKS 7.5.G evaluate details read to determine key ideas TEKS 8.6.B write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres TEKS 8.6.C use text evidence and original commentary to support a comprehensive response. TEKS 8.6.I reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented TEKS 8.7.A infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence TEKS 8.12.A generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry TEKS 8.12.D identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources TEKS 6.5.F make inferences and use evidence to support understanding TEKS 6.5.G evaluate details read to determine key ideas TEKS 6.6.B write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres; TEKS 6.6.C use text evidence to support an appropriate response TEKS 6.6.I reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented. TEKS 6.7.A infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence TEKS 6.12.A generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry TEKS 6.12.D identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources TEKS 7.5.F make inferences and use evidence to support understanding TEKS 7.5.G evaluate details read to determine key ideas TEKS 7.6.B write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres TEKS 7.6.C use text evidence to support an appropriate response TEKS 7.6.I reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented. TEKS 7.7.A infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence TEKS 7.12.A generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry TEKS 7.12.D identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources TEKS 8.5.F make inferences and use evidence to support understanding TEKS 7.5.G evaluate details read to determine key ideas TEKS 8.6.B write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres TEKS 8.6.C use text evidence and original commentary to support a comprehensive response. TEKS 8.6.I reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented TEKS 8.7.A infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence TEKS 8.12.A generate student-selected and teacher-guided questions for formal and informal inquiry TEKS 8.12.D identify and gather relevant information from a variety of sources Tags: Inferencing, argumentation, letter composition, summarizing, inquiry, persuasive writing, setting, mystery, analysis of text, reasoning, crimes.