My very favorite Ellen Raskin book.  "The Westing Game" is better known, but I think this one is much better.

My very favorite Ellen Raskin book. "The Westing Game" is better known, but I think this one is much better.

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) by Ellen Raskin http://smile.amazon.com/dp/014240120X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_wmfAvb0RZTSYE

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) by Ellen Raskin http://smile.amazon.com/dp/014240120X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_wmfAvb0RZTSYE

The Westing Game Discussion Guide | Scholastic.com

The Westing Game Discussion Guide | Scholastic.com

"Character Analysis Case Files" work well for any novel or short story!  Your students will act as though they are detectives and develop skills in predicting and making inferences using context clues and evidence from the story! $

Character Analysis Case File Featuring Foreshadowing & Context Clues

"Character Analysis Case Files" work well for any novel or short story! Your students will act as though they are detectives and develop skills in predicting and making inferences using context clues and evidence from the story! $

Life in Fifth Grade: The Westing Game Central Questions and Quick Notes

Life in Fifth Grade: The Westing Game Central Questions and Quick Notes

The Westing Game - Book Trailer. I love this book but can't ever seem to get my students interested in it... This should do the trick!

The Westing Game - Book Trailer. I love this book but can't ever seem to get my students interested in it... This should do the trick!

The Westing Game is a wonderfully intriguing mystery and a great novel study for upper elementary and middle school students. This blog post is chock full of ideas, activities and lesson plans to bring this book to life in your classroom!

The Westing Game is a wonderfully intriguing mystery and a great novel study for upper elementary and middle school students. This blog post is chock full of ideas, activities and lesson plans to bring this book to life in your classroom!

Character Study Part 1: The Westing Game- students are in charge of tracking one character through the duration of the read aloud book

Character Study Part 1: The Westing Game- students are in charge of tracking one character through the duration of the read aloud book

"The Westing Game" Activities and Lesson Plans | Lesson Planet

"The Westing Game" Activities and Lesson Plans | Lesson Planet

FREE Printable to use with The Westing Game

FREE Printable to use with The Westing Game

No-Prep novel study for "The Westing Game", a standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enrichment projects. Teacher friendly engaging lessons to use with this award winning novel by Ellen Raskin in your classroom while encouraging critical reading skills.$

The Westing Game Novel Study & Enrichment Project Menu

No-Prep novel study for "The Westing Game", a standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activities and enrichment projects. Teacher friendly engaging lessons to use with this award winning novel by Ellen Raskin in your classroom while encouraging critical reading skills.$

The Westing Game is a wonderfully intriguing mystery and a great novel study for upper elementary and middle school students.  This blog post is chock full of ideas, activities and lesson plans to bring this book to life in your classroom!

The Westing Game is a wonderfully intriguing mystery and a great novel study for upper elementary and middle school students. This blog post is chock full of ideas, activities and lesson plans to bring this book to life in your classroom!

The Westing Game is a wonderfully intriguing mystery and a great novel study for upper elementary and middle school students.  This blog post is chock full of ideas, activities and lesson plans to bring this book to life in your classroom!

The Westing Game: A Novel Study

The Westing Game is a wonderfully intriguing mystery and a great novel study for upper elementary and middle school students. This blog post is chock full of ideas, activities and lesson plans to bring this book to life in your classroom!

Westingtown's Most Wanted - Character Profiles | Sara Ozbun

Westingtown's Most Wanted - Character Profiles | Sara Ozbun

Crime Scenes in the Classroom to Increase Engagement!!!

Crime Scenes in the Classroom to Increase Engagement!!!

Thinkquest lessons for The Westing Game

Thinkquest lessons for The Westing Game

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