Detective Club

ISBN: 9781593630652

Published: 01/01/2005

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Looking for a fast, easy way to turn your students into advanced problem solvers? Young students become members of the Detective Club by solving a series of short introductory puzzles. Primary students love working along with the young detectives in the book to solve six different mysteries. While solving the mysteries, students will gather information through decoding the message, sorting information, solving logic puzzles, and using inferential thinking. In order to reach conclusions, students will practice the following skills: organizing clues, combining and analyzing the information presented, using deductive reasoning, and using the process of elimination. Each of the six mysteries includes a teacher’s guide with complete instructions for the teacher and answers to the puzzles. All mysteries are presented on attractive reproducible worksheets that include entertaining dialogue and clues needed to solve the mystery. This is a motivating format for teaching thinking while working on reading comprehension.

About the Author

Judy Leimbach

Judy Leimbach received her master’s degree in Instructional Strategies in Gifted Education from National-Louis University. She has 14 years of experience teaching in regular classrooms, kindergarten through fifth grade, and 14 years experience teaching gifted students in grades 1–5. In addition, she has spent 5 years supervising groups of student teachers at Wheaton College.
When she first started teaching in a gifted program, there were few materials available for gifted students in primary grades, so Leimbach began writing her own and had several books published. Having previously taught in the regular classroom, she also was very aware of the need for high quality, easy-to-use materials for regular classroom teachers to use for their gifted students in both primary and intermediate grades. She began working with other teachers, including her daughter, a middle school math teacher, to develop materials to meet that need.

Kathy Leimbach received a degree in Math Education from Valparaiso University and a master’s degree in Education from National-Louis University. She has been teaching math at Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn, IL since 1981. She currently is teaching seventh grade and is the chairman of the math department.



Format: Paperback

Length: 10.96 in
Width: 8.5 in
Weight: 6.80 oz
Page Count: 64 pages


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