I introduced this activity by explaining that I’d choose a special friend as the “mystery person” each day. The class would have to read the clues and be detectives to solve the mystery. (Hint! I told them to smile if they thought they knew the answer so they wouldn’t all shout out.)
I talked out loud about the specific details as I wrote:
Let me write the title at the top of the page – ‘Mystery Person.’
Let me look at your eyes. Here’s clue number one.”
Write, 1 on the board as you say, "Hmmm–I have to start this sentence with a capital M. A capital letter is like the 'go' sign telling you where to start.”
Continue writing the sentence.
1. My eyes are brown
"What do I need to put at the end to tell me to stop? That’s right. A period.”
Continue writing four or five more clues similar to the ones below. End the chart with the question, “Who am I?” Read over the chart together and then ask the mystery person to stand up. The mystery person gets to decorate her chart and take it home.
For additional resources check out the following links:
- Album - February Monthly Mix
- NEW DVD - Let's Sing, Dance and Learn!
- Common Core Karaoke Printables here
- Teacher's Survival Guide - What They Didn't Teach You in College