Mills Media Center
OCTOBER GENRE OF THE MONTH:
One of the most popular genre of literature for both children and adults is that of mystery and detective fiction. Most mysteries include the following "ingredients"...
Suspects: Characters believed to have possibly committed the crime
Detective: Character trying to solve the mystery
Witnesses: Characters who saw the crime being committed
This is the location where the mystery takes place.
When reading a mystery, the story usually includes one of the following:
A problem that needs to be solved
An event that cannot be explained
Something that is lost or missing
A crime that has been committed
Clues are hints that can help the reader and the detective solve the mystery. They can be things people say or do, or objects that are found that provide important information.
These are distractions or false clues that may lead the reader or the detective off track. Red
herrings often make it more difficult to solve a mystery.
Mystery Challenge: (Choose 1)
1.Make a WANTED poster for the villians in your book
2.Make a homemade video, like Unsolved Mysteries, using the crime from the book.
3.Look up Morse Code and write the name of the villain and the crime in Morse Code.
Students may visit the library at any time for book exchange. Whole class projects and library classes will happen as needed throughout the school year. My goals are to teach your student how to find and use resources, use the research process and appreciate great literature.
Please encourage your child to enjoy and take care of our library materials and return them for more. Also, please enjoy the library books WITH your children!
For more information, please call me at 918-272-8115. We also have a Facebook page, Mills Media Center.
Mills Media Specialist
Media Center Mission Statement
The mission of the Owasso Library Media program is to provide an opportunity for students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information, to encourage the enjoyment of reading, and to promote life-long learning.
We are always looking for volunteers who like to shelve books and/or work in an environment where there is always something to do. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Owens at 918-272-8115. Thank you for your support throughout the year.