Baby Monkey, Private Eye is not the average private investigator, however, his vantage point makes him the perfect candidate to take on unsolved cases. This module taps into students’ natural curiosity, and asks them to examine textual and artistic evidence closely, hone their skills of observation through dramatic play, and scrutinize musical clues while uncovering that everyone’s perspective is as unique as a fingerprint.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration.
Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your
planning. We have added a sample of a Before Reading lesson entitled Crime Scene Drama for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Crime Scene Drama
- Change Three
- Detective Science
- Taking Fingerprints
- Classifying Fingerprints
- Dusting for Prints
- Dust & Dirt
- Indented Paper
- Hooray for Baby Monkey!
- Listening Clues
- Mug Shots
- Fingerprint Art
- What’s Going On Here?
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks
and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Fingerprint, Silhouette, Illustrations, Private Investigator, Private Eye, Opera,
Dynamics, Tempo, Rhythm, Observation
Note: This module is part of 3rd Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.