Friday, March 3, 2023


by Brilliantly Lit
3rd - 4th Grade

Mini-mysteries are not only fun brain teasers for grades 3-4 students, but also practice listening and inferential skills. They sharpen students’ abilities to predict and to draw conclusions. They are high interest bell ringers, exit tickets, time-fillers, and best of all, carrots for the end of the day. Alternatively, early finishing or talented students could read the mysteries on their own. The most obvious methods of using these tales are to read them out loud or to show them on your screen. The students then guess the solutions. If you want them to work a bit harder, they could record and explain their guesses on the included worksheet. These mysteries are drawn from two Brilliantly Lit resources: ELA Games: 65 no-prep fun activities GRADES 3-4 and Brain Teaser Mystery Stories: 15 Stories for GRADES 3-4Thus, they are displayed in different formats with the mystery from the story collection including a clue page to give students a hint about the solution.

For Brilliantly Lit grades 3-4 comprehension resources try
Brain Teaser Mystery Reading Comprehension fun passage
Early Finishers Reading Comprehension Fun Novel with 100 Questions GRADES 3-5

For fun Brilliantly Lit grades 3-4 drama resources, try
Readers Theater Brain Teaser Mystery Script GRADES 3-4

Readers Theater Scary Mystery Script GRADES 3-4

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