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Platypus Police Squad

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Platypus Police Squad is a hysterical police mystery with a cast of platypi policemen in a Dragnet-type re-creation that tries to solve the crime of illegal, addictive fish that have become a fad among town kids! The Kids Wings literature guide offers exciting curriculum connections with enrichment and extension for your reading. It will provide opportunities to collaborate, problem solve, and build skills! It includes 47 pages of interdisciplinary activities formulated as worksheets PLUS an interactive Jeopardy-type game. The activities are perfect for individual, paired, group, or whole class study, and are keyed into important objectives. This Kids Wings unit ignites mastery learning and provides lesson planning with handouts or projection on your electronic board!

Activities in the Kids Wings Platypus Police Squad include:

  • Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
  • Who's Who in the Platypus Police Squad, A Logic Puzzle
  • Research: Platypus
  • Research: Illegal Drugs
  • Detective Notes
  • Where in the USA is a Model for Kalamazoo City?
  • The Crime and A Rookie on the Job, A Readers' Theater Introduction
  • Words that Paint Pictures: Tracking Figures of Speech
  • Character Studies
  • 5 pages of Chapter Vocabulary and Predict-Read-Confirm
  • 2 pages of Multiple Choice Comprehension 
  • 2 pages of Visualizing the Text Comprehension
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • 3 Drop-down Logic Puzzles
  • Analogies
  • Summarizing, A Cloze Activity
  • Summarizing in Writing
  • Discussion and Writing Prompts
  • Tracking Time, Comparing in the Timeline
  • 9-Page Mock Trial Guide
  • Answer Pages
  • Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


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