Thus, the Detectives Book Club was formed. We were going to meet before school once a week to discuss a mystery that we were reading together. We decided together on a Boxcar Children book. I purchased magnifying glasses and detective hats from the Dollar Store to really set the stage. Each student received their own detective badge, briefcase and notebook.
The students were required to read the assigned chapters at home (either independently or with a parent) and come ready to discuss the book. We talked about suspects, clues and made predictions. The students were SO engaged and we had amazing discussions!
Of course, the cover was updated first.
But, don't worry. The inside received a make-over too!
Included in this set are bookmarks that the students can use to write down the page #'s that they need to read and when it needs to be completed.
My students LOVED being detectives. They felt so important and worked so hard in our Detectives Book Club.