The Westing Game Resource Set

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The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

A modern classic and the winner of the Newberry Medal, The Westing Game is an excellent novel to introduce readers to the mystery genre. The story is clever enough that readers will have to pay careful attention,and so engaging they will not want to put it down.

Help readers understand how to set a purpose for reading and learn how the chapters in a mystery novel fit together to provide the overall structure of clues, suspense, foreshadowing, and a list of suspects with Book Club lesson plans and resources focusing on finding evidence to support their solution to the mystery.

Teach with The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 6 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Mystery Genre
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart
  • Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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  • CCSS Alignment: L.5.6 RF.5.3 RF.5.4 RL.5.1 RL.5.10 RL.5.2 RL.5.3 RL.5.4 RL.5.5 RL.5.6 RL.5.7 SL.5.1b SL.5.1c SL.5.1d SL.5.2 SL.5.3 SL.5.6 W.5.8 W.5.9
  • Vocabulary: L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6
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    The Westing Game Resource Set

    The Westing Game Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy The Westing Game, it’s helpful to introduce words that might be new to readers. Either download The One and Only Ivan Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.5.4a L.5.5 L.5.6

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