January is a mysterious month for third graders at Patton. In LMC we discussed the elements of the the mystery genre and "mystery vocabulary" such as alibi, witness, suspects, red herring and sleuth. After a booktalk on mystery novels, students chose and checked one out to read. Next week students will act as detectives, reading short mystery stories in groups, recording clues, suspects, and try to solve the puzzle.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.