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Apr 7, 2014

Collect the Evidence Booklet

I just created a little DETECTIVE- themed booklet for my students to SHOW the EVIDENCE they have collected to PROVE their answers to: who, what, when, where, why, how, author's purpose, central message and point of view. One the front cover they will write the name of their CASE FILE (AKA... title of the story) and their own name on the SPECIAL AGENT line.  On the back cover they will use all the evidence they have collected on the other pages to write a short CASE summary.

To make this even more fun, we will of course be wearing our fedoras and grabbing our magnifying glasses to help search for clues and evidence to crack the case and reveal our expertise at reading COMPREHENSION.

I'll let you know how it turns out! Can't wait to start.

You can grab a copy for yourself HERE. If you use it with your students, let me know how it goes... and PLEASE send me suggestions for revisions.

Enjoy your week.  Happy Sleuthing!


  1. Thanks so much! This is great.

  2. How stinkin' cute is this!?! Super great idea to motivate our little readers! Thank you!

  3. This really is a great idea! I think my students will want to be reading detectives and complete this task. Thank you for sharing!

  4. perfect for my detective theme. we are Spring break right now, but i will use these when we get back and let you know how it goes. I love it!
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