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the Buried Army

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Moon Landing

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Private Eye

CSI Private Eye is a series of online, interactive, dual-language literacy adventures in English and Spanish – a cutting-edge, exciting resource that will engage your students and boost their literacy skills at the same time.

Blending gaming functionality and evidence-based pedagogy, CSI Private Eye invites students in years 4–6 (and beyond) to go on the literacy adventure of a lifetime.

As they travel backward and forward in time, your students will:

  • Have access to 6 browser-based solve-as-you-read adventures in English and Spanish.
  • Expand their writing skills with 18 writing lessons from different genres for instruction, including mentor texts, planning, writing, revising and editing activities, and peer-to-peer assessment.
  • Independently close read complex texts.
  • Locate information across a variety of text types in an online environment.
  • Critically and strategically use technology.
  • Read purposefully and critically.
  • Understand other perspectives and cultures.
  • Develop an understanding of content across a range of subject matter. 

Each engaging online experience also contains science, history, geography, and math.

With plenty of teacher support, you'll know exactly what's going on. Walkthroughs of each case show every interactive screen with hidden items, answers to puzzles, and other helpful hints.

Students can complete their online detective work entirely at school or they can finish it up at home. 

A 12-month subscription is just $95 per class. Start your free 14-day trial now!


Engage students through transformational classroom learning

Cloud-based student delivery and teacher assessment tools

Provide extensive opportunities for online writing

Offer fun and authentic avenues for inquiry learning

What teachers say...

  • "Even my most reluctant readers have been totally engrossed in CSI Private Eye." – Emily
  • "Everyday, my students ask me if we are doing Private Eye." – Glen
  • "The engagement factor is off the scale!" – Raj
  • "It's great as part of a reading rotation as well as a choice activity." – Belinda 
  • "My students were so engaged in what they were doing. They only stopped because the bell rang." – Sue
  • "The response from my students has been quite dramatic!" – Emily

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  • The Mystery of the Buried Army

    In 1974, some farmers digging a well uncovered one of the world’s greatest and most spooky treasures – 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors... but who created this army, why did they create it and how on earth did they do it? Immerse yourself in this cutting-edge online learning experience where you are the detective!

  • The Forgotten Moon Landing

    In 1969, shortly after humans first stepped on the moon, three more brave astronauts were about to try the same. Their mission was unexpectedly dangerous and incredibly successful, but why is it still so unknown today? Find out why when you investigate the amazing case of The Forgotten Moon Landing.

  • The Disappearing Pharaoh

    One hundred years ago, archaeologists discovered the broken remains of statues that celebrated the life of a great Egyptian pharaoh. For some reason, however, the statues had been vandalized within a few decades of the pharaoh’s death over 3500 years ago … Why would the ancient Egyptians have done this, and who was this mysterious leader they did their...

  • The Ship That Time Forgot

    Workers are baffled when they discover the remains of a nineteenth-century ship under an old office building. What on earth is a ship doing there, and what fascinating secrets does it hold?  Disaster, a bold plan, and a catastrophic earthquake will keep students enthralled as they uncover the mystery of the ship that time forgot.


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