This high interest Readers’ Theater brainteaser mystery will give grades 5-8 students practice in reading, comprehension and writing, while having lots of fun. The Mystery of the Haunted House script will entertain your students and require them to perform inference tasks to solve four major clues. The script is intended for about 9 students but the number of readers can easily be contracted or expanded depending on how many groups you wish to have.
This funny and engaging story revolves around the claim that a house is haunted. A boy seeking to raise money for a fashionable new pair of basketball shoes is trying to pull a scam. Only the teamwork of 12 year old twins (a sister and brother) can solve the four clues to reveal the scheme. Your students will enjoy testing their wits against those of the characters!
Students have to discuss and write on six topics, complete a journal entry, and also design a ‘spot the difference’ drawing for a fellow student. The resource ends with two pages of spooky jokes. These jokes have been separated from their punchlines. Students have to use their comprehension skills to reunite the jokes and answers.
Question sheets and answers are included.
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