The Brixton Brothers: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
Visit Author website of: Mac Barnett
Visit Illustrator website of: Adam Rex
Genre: Mystery

Got a mystery you need solved?
Print and pass out detective licenses or reading detective badges for students

Detective badges @ **Steve's Detective Agency**(aka:
Click on "Start your own detective agency"

Reading detective badges

START your investigation here: Author Mac Barnett Book Talk Video
Clue # 1
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Author, Mac Barnett reveals the clues behind The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity..

Listen to an interview with author Mac Barnett

Clue # 2 Use a Detective Dictionary to become familiar with detective lingo (words), so that you know the type of words that detectives use when on a case. Or try Cam Jansen's Be Convincing! Talk Like a Detective Includes a fun to do Cracking the Code activity

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Clue # 3-Have fun learning about Mystery genre

Scholastic's Mystery Lesson plans

Visit: Millennium Mystery Madness
A student created website that offers a history of the mystery genre, elements of a mystery, a scavenger hunt, and more.

Mystery genre activity

Create a Mystery Cube (Interactive resource)
Use this tool to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. The Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary, and sort and summarize information.

Mystery Cube Planning Guide

Mystery Net Kids "Solve It" Interactive Activities

"Solve It" Planning Guide

Printable: Mustache Disguise Game A good detective is a master of disguise.


Fern's Detective Fun: Your friend Fern from the Arthur book series shows you how to
become an observant detective. Play her detective game and see if you can solve the clues.

Play: You too can be a Super Sleuth (detective).
Carefully examine each photograph to spot what is wrong with the picture! Photographs are of historical events, places, or people.

Secret_book_box.pngBuild your own secret box: Steve keeps his detective journal in a secret box he made from a book. Learn how to make your own.

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