More One-Hour Mysteries

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Prufrock Press, 2005 - Education - 64 pages
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Teachers loved Mary Ann Carr's One-Hour Mysteries and asked for more! In this follow-up to her wildly popular book, Carr offers five more one-hour mysteries. This book offers motivating mysteries that your students can solve using clues and logical reasoning. Your students become crime scene investigators, analyzing clues found at a crime scene and applying forensic techniques in their analysis.

Each mystery includes a complete set of teacher instructionsand reproducible handouts that may be photocopied for classroom use. This exciting book features the following mysteries:

Miss Moneybags' Last Will and Testament,

The Doggone Mystery,

The Case of Forged Houdini,

Who Took the Video Game, and

Aunt Sally's Secret.

What better way to motivate critical thinking than with a whodunit? Skills include deductive reasoning, inferring, taking notes, organizing data, and analyzing evidence.

Get ready for real thinking combined with cloak-and-dagger fun!

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About the author (2005)

Mary Ann Carr began writing mysteries for kids to solve while teaching gifted students. Each of her mystery books are designed to develop critical thinking skills. She has taught grades 1 7, working with gifted children as a Gifted and Talented Education Resource teacher for 14 years. Prior to this experience, she worked in Richmond, VA, first as a classroom teacher then in a Chapter I program, teaching photography and video to struggling learners in the inner city. Carr was an educational consultant for 7 years, hired by school systems to conduct workshops in differentiation for classroom teachers. She holds a master's degree in curriculum development from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently teaches in the College of William and Mary's summer enrichment program. Carr recently retired as a resource teacher and lives on the Chesapeake Bay in a rural county in Virginia.

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