2nd grade Series Books- Cam Jansen

Carnival Prize & Monkey House by David A. Adler

Reading Mysteries

What are the elements of a mystery? Characters, Plot, Clues, & Distractions


Good Mystery Readers Discuss Their Thinking...Use and make predictions- "I think this means..." " I think this shows...."

Ask Questions.... How could? Why?


Good readers compare books in a series... Anchor Chart #1

-----------Characters-----Settings

Book 1 Cam-------------- Zoo

Book 2 Cam------------- Carnival

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Why do people commit crimes? (use question to create anchor chart with sts.)

jealousy - somebody wants what someone else has

greedy - someone wants it ALL!

revenge- someone wants to "get even"

mistake- someone made a bad decision

misunderstanding- accident

Tentative Schedule for Cam Jansen (Series Books)



Jan. 5 Read the blurb on the back of the book and then atch the book trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMoXSOs7_aw

Have students write their predictions down on sticky note to place on white board.

Begin an anchor chart for comparing stories.


Jan. 6 Read Chapters 1 & 2 ---(add to characters & setting to series book comparison AC)




Jan. 7 Read Chapters 3 & 4 ---


Jan. 11 Read Chapters 5 & 6 --- " " " "

Jan. 12 Read Chapters 7 & 8--- " " " "

Jan. 13 Bundle

Jan. 14 Accountable Talk... (use "Good Mystery Readers Discuss Their Thinking--- sentence stems from above)


Jan. 18 Read Chapter 9

Jan. 19 Read blurb for The Mystery at the Monkey House and make predictions

Jan. 20 Read Chapters 1 & 2 (add to anchor chart that compares series books)



Jan. 21 Account Talk... - Use Good Mystery Readers Discuss Their Thinking sentence stems from above)


Jan. 25 Read Chapters 3 & 4

Jan. 26 Read Chapters 5 & 6

Jan. 27 bundle

Jan. 28 Accountable Talk- Use Good Mystery Readers Discuss Their Thinking sentence stem)


Feb. 1 Read Chapter 7

Feb. 2 Read Chapter 8

Feb. 3 bundle

Feb. 4 Accountable Talk (Use "Why do people commit crimes?" for discussion starter and record reasons on anchor chart with students)