A fun way to enter into the Westing mystery is to have students make predictions about the various “criminals” alluded to in the novel. These include Westing’s murderer along with the bookie, the bomber, the thief, and the mistake. Have students use the poster layout to create a Wanted poster for the heir that they suspect in one or more of these roles. Suggest using textables to add important information about the character, including physical description, motive, evidence, or suspicious quotations. For fun classroom decorations, don’t forget to print off the posters!
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Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Wanted PostersCommon Core Standards