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The Inbestigators Teaching Toolkit Teaching Resource

About this Teaching Resource

The mystery genre is so engaging partly because it positions readers as active participants in solving a crime. They put themselves in the detectives' shoes and collect clues alongside them, paying close attention to what the detective thinks, sees, does, and says. 

Learning tasks in this resource will help Year 3-6 students to better comprehend the mystery genre, teaching them to read and think like a detective. Tasks also build the knowledge and skills necessary for students to craft their own engaging mystery stories.

Lessons can be approached individually or incorporated into a longer unit on the mystery genre. Learning tasks in The Inbestigators Teaching Toolkit are aligned to the Australian Curriculum, with links made to English, Critical and Creative Thinking, and Personal and Social Capability.

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