All he wants is to be human again . . .
Use this mystery prompt to see what ideas your students come up with about 'what could have happened?'
Visual prompt and lesson ideas included, read on for more.
Prep: Print and laminate the image below into a card to use for an early finisher or writing center activity.
Display on the board for a whole class writing activity.
Remind everyone that there's no right and wrong, otherwise there would be no room for creative thinking in this task.
To develop this as a writing activity, you could extend it by having your students write a full story.
The below video is my original story that goes with this prompt. This is in no way a 'correct' answer, just an example of a possible story that works with this prompt. To find out the HOW and the WHY to my story, is part of the math mystery resource packet that goes with the video below.
You may wish to skip this option.
Solve the case! WHY did this happen to the Scorcher, and HOW can he be cured of this flaming condition?
If you are interested in extending this mystery activity by integrating it with your math lesson and giving your students lots of math practice and review, click on your grade level below to find the file case on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Each of the five math pages will require students to complete math to unlock clues. Be sure to check out the product description to see the specific math skills covered in that grade version.
Not sure what a math mystery is? Do you want to know more about how to use them? Check out the video below.
You may also like to read this blog post
'Five Easy Ways to Use Math Mysteries in your Classroom.'
Still not sure if a math mystery is something you want? Try a full FREE math mystery available to download from my TPT Shop. The link will redirect you to where you can download the multi-grade bundle. It is free to register if you don't have a login with TPT.
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