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Exploring the mystery genre in the classroom is a great way to expose students to new types of literature and who doesn't love solving a real crime?

from Scholastic Teachers

Investigating the Mystery Genre


Masterpiece Theatre | The Hound of the Baskervilles | The Mystery Genre

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Reading Genres Posters

18 Reading Genres Posters for Reading area, bulletin board, or Classroom Library Folktales, Fairy Tales, Mythology, Tall Tales, Fables, Legends, Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, Biography, Autobiography, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Comedy, Horror, Drama, Poetry, Mystery

from The Curriculum Corner 4-5-6

Genre Focus for Reading: Mystery

Genre Focus: Mystery | Reading Workshop Unit of Study free from The Curriculum Corner | graphic organizers, exit tickets, anchor charts & more


This is a fun case by case book that kids will know most of the answers to the crimes. The fun one was Humpty Dumpty, of course, but the others were cute too. This would be good for older Elementary School kids visiting - Just share 2-3 cases with them and have them try to solve the crime.