- Tell the students that they are going to play a game to help them
become better readers. The game is called "Reading Mysteries" and
"Storyteller" and "Detective Reader" are the main characters.
- Tell them that the job of the Storyteller is to provide specific
clues to enable readers to make predictions about the story based
on past experiences.
- Tell them that their job as Detective Reader is to search for clues
in the story, ask questions, and make predictions based on background
- Read them a story.
- Introduce the five "wh" story grammar questions by using an overhead
or poster board chart.
- Call on students to answer these questions and write the answers on the
transparency and have them write the answers on their copies, too.
- Tell the students that to be good Detective Readers, they need to think
of these questions during silent reading.
- Practice using the questions at least two more times as a classwide activity
or in reading groups.
- Gradually eliminate the use of paper copies for the five "wh" questions.