Suddenly, the cat was very concerned!
Use this mystery prompt (read on for the visual to go with this prompt) to see what ideas your students come up with about 'what could have happened?' This particular prompt will make for a great writing center activity during the Halloween season.
Prep: Print and laminate the image below into a card to use as an early finisher task or writing center activity.
Display on the board for a whole class writing activity.
There are plenty of ways you may wish to use this prompt. If you would like some ideas, keep on reading.
Remind everyone that there's no right and wrong, otherwise there would be no room for creative thinking.
To develop this as a writing activity, you could extend it by instructing students to write a full story.
The below video is my original story that goes with this prompt. This is not meant to be a 'correct' answer, but could be a fun way to show what 'actually' happened.
Help Larry the Wizard figure out who stole the tricking treats and save the children!
Continue this fun, spooky and mysterious activity by getting your students to solve the case! The Case of the Tricking Treat provides lots of math practice and review. Each clue page will require solving math problems to unlock a hidden message. The message will reveal important information that the students must use, with their powers of deduction, to narrow down a list of possible suspects.
Add this on to your math lesson after completing the writing session to make it spooky all around this Halloween. The Math Mystery packet requires no prep, just print, copy and go!
Available in different grade editions, click the links below to see what math skills are covered in each. (Clue swapping across 2nd-8th grade editions allow for customization and differentiation).
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.
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