How to Teach the Mystery Genre with Pizazz

Students at all reading stages need opportunities to read from all genre types. Students who know the text features associated with each genre are able to pull from the text the information that is most important to remember.  By learning how the "genre puzzle pieces" fit together, readers can focus on what is most important in the text.  In this post, we'll explore mysteries. 

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Simple Ways to Teach Making Comparisons for Deeper Understanding

There are book titles that seem to come together in pairs too. These paired texts are perfect for making comparisons, and in this post, I thought I'd share a collection of titles I'd pair for making comparisons to help make your planning easier for these lessons.

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