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Ideas writing trait

Today we read Grandpa’s teeth by Rod Clement. We used it to focus on the trait of Ideas
grandpas teeth

While reading it aloud, we discussed how Clement has taken a simple plot about a stolen item and used intriguing details to create a wacky mystery. We used the story as inspiration for students to write their own goofy mystery, using creative idea development details to describe characters and objects in their story.   

The students used prompts for who gets robbed, what gets stolen and who is the suspect?

Click on this link to generate ideas for writing your own mystery – Interactive choices for writing