Having a Mystery Reader is so much more than having a parent, grandparent or someone special come into the classroom to read. Students are exposed to new, thought provoking picture books, they are building fluency through listening to the various ways they are read to, and developing a deeper level of comprehension from the conversations had during this time. Another essential part of having a mystery reader is allowing time for questions. Students recognize adults are readers as well and may even enjoy similar books they enjoy. Having a mystery reader opens up doors of communication with the families and builds stronger relationships. Not to mention, seeing the joy that is on both the student’s and Mystery Reader’s face when they walk through the door is priceless.