Sleuth: Reading Like a Detective

It’s Monday! And it is Sleuth day for us! If there is one thing that can make my Monday better, it’s getting to use our Sleuth text that is a part of our reading program with my students in small groups. The Sleuth is a book composed of short, on-level fiction and non fiction texts that coincide with our reading story for the week. Each text allows students to ask questions as they read, and draw conclusions from finding and citing evidence to answer the questions the Sleuth text asks. The students become “Reading Detectives” and search for clues as they read. I love it because it is a quick and easy way to get students interested in the text, thinking about the text, and going deeper in the text.


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Love seeing my students searching for evidence in the text!

An awesome co-worker of mine found these graphic organizers for us to use on TPT and my students and I love them! They even come with a writing prompt!

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Teachers, if you have the Sleuth, how do you utilize it in your classroom? What other texts are you using in your reading programs?



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