Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Resource Set

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Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler

Jump into the mystery of who robbed Parker’s Jewelry Store with super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her best friend, Eric. Cam’s photographic memory provides the perfect “tool” for capturing clues that will help this detective duo discover the real thief! This engaging mystery supports readers who are learning to improve their comprehension by asking thoughtful questions, finding text evidence to support their answers, and using clues to make and support inferences.

Teach with Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler

Get everything you need to run a successful Book Club using Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 4 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Asking and Answering Questions
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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CCSS Alignment
TEKS Alignment
  • Instructional Overview: L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
  • Vocabulary: L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
  • Instructional Overview: 2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6H 2.6I 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F
  • Vocabulary: 2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F
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    Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for asking and answering questions, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to host the Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Book Club.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.6 RF.2.3 RF.2.4 RL.2.1 RL.2.10 RL.2.2 RL.2.3 RL.2.5 RL.2.6 RL.2.7 SL.2.1a SL.2.1b SL.2.1c SL.2.2 SL.2.3 SL2.6 W.2.8
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.1A 2.1C 2.1D 2.6A 2.6B 2.6E 2.6F 2.6G 2.6H 2.6I 2.7C 2.7D 2.7E 2.7F

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introduce Asking and Answering Questions

    Set the stage for understanding the importance of asking and answering questions while reading with a fun and interactive activity. Students will also be introduced to how to use the 5 W's and 1 H question stems to solve the mystery while reading David A. Adler's Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds.

    Meeting #2: Asking and Answering Questions about Characters

    Building on the work students began in the first Cam Jansen:The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Book Club meeting, they will use the 5 W's and 1 H to ask and answer questions about each of the characters in the story. Students will use their questions to determine whether or not each of the characters is a suspect in the robbery of Parker's Jewelry Store.

    Meeting #3: Asking and Answering Questions about Key Details

    This Book Club meeting for Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler focuses on asking and answering questions about the key details in the text. This skill is reinforced with the I Have/Who Has interactive game.

    Meeting #4: Making Inferences to Answer Questions 

    The final Book Club meeting provides the opportunity for students to explore what to do when they can't find the answers to their questions in the text. (Hint: Making inferences to the rescue!) Students will practice using text evidence to make an inference by playing an inferencing game that focuses on character emotions.

    Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with asking and answering questions.

    Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds by David A. Adler. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.2.4a L.2.5a L.2.6
    TEKS Alignment:

    2.3A 2.3B 2.3D 2.7E 2.7F

    Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Common Core Alignment

    List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Book Club Resource Set.

    TEKS Alignment

    Complete TEKS alignment for all of the mini lessons, resources, and activities in the Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds Resource Set.

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