Mystery Hour

Mystery Hour

$38.00Price

Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie:

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

 

Westing Game, by Ellen Rasking:

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will interpret, analyze, and evaluate what they read.

  • Students will participate in meaningful discussions, enabling them to speak clearly and effectively on numerous topics and themes found within the text.

  • Students will use knowledge of prefixes, root words, and suffixes to assist them in understanding vocabulary.

  • Students will have the opportunity to present on a theme, topic, character, setting, or idea presented in the text.

  • Students will identify and apply literary and informational elements to the text.

  • Students will analyze a text’s form of structure and comprehend word meaning and phrases.

  • Students will be able to evaluate a text using background information.

 

  • Minimum recommended age: 11 
  • Instructor: Ms Eve Babb
  • Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • May 5, 12, 19, 26