The kick-off of our mystery genre study began with a fun and engaging word activity. Played much like the popular HedBanz board game, students had a word from our reading taped to their foreheads and traveled around the classroom to ask their classmates a series of questions. The clues (about syllables, part of speech, antonyms, examples, etc.) led students to draw conclusions about which mystery word they had. Students kept coming back for more words! They had a fantastic time while learning not just more words, but more about words.