Murder Mystery Investigation!
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TandLGuru

Murder Mystery Investigation!

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There's been a murder! This exciting, engaging investigation activity allows students to control the direction of their own learning, through speaking, listening, discussing, and reasoning. I initially created these resources to provide something interesting for the students to engage with for their Functional Skills Speaking and Listening discussions, but it has since been used across Citizenship and PSHE departments, as well as by form groups, as a catalyst for social and moral discussions. Students play detectives aiming to solve the case of a death of an old lady. Using a range of evidence, from video clips, to interviews with key suspects, to positioning events on maps, students work in teams to try and solve the case. They must use skills of communication, to decide which leads to prioritise, and which evidence to discount. They also need to use their skills of literacy, to read and understand key evidence, and skills of numeracy to ensure that they keep their case within budget! Included in this resource pack are: - Full PowerPoint lesson talking students through the case; - A range of 'Exhibits' - evidence that the students use to build a case, including video clips; - A map of the local area, to help visualise the events leading up to the death; - Budgetting and recording sheets to track their progress; - A prime supsects list; - Clue cards containing interviews with prime supsects; - Full teacher guidance. Considering the time and effort that it took to create these resources, I think that they offer exceptional value. Whenever I have used this activity before, it has taken at least 2-3 lessons, including the introduction, investigation, conclusions, and evaluation. I orignally have used this with lower ability Year 8,9, and 10 groups, but colleagues have adapted it easily for students of all key stages. All images have been cited at the end of the PowerPoint presentation and are licensed for commercial use.
Murder Mystery
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daviesc35

Murder Mystery

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Resources include a Powerpoint presentation with a description of the victim, suspects and a series of clues. Confession worksheet will require pupils to put paragraphs in order to reveal the mystery. Teacher copy also included.
World Cup Murder Mystery!
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Jemmab100

World Cup Murder Mystery!

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There has been a murder at the world cup! A problem solving murder mystery where children need to use different maths strategies to solve clues to eliminate suspects from a list until only one is left - the murderer. Children will have to solve worded maths problems, multiply, divide and decode to solve the mystery. Great activity for this time of year, children find it enjoyable. Works well in mixed ability pairs.
Murder Mystery Reading Activity
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Jemmab100

Murder Mystery Reading Activity

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Children will read a scenario about a murder taking place in a manor house. Children then have to play detective and read (and take notes from) statements taken from nine suspects. One suspect's story will not be consistent with any other statement, this suspect is the murderer! This activity is good for children to practice note taking and summarising skills. Can be used as an individual task or children could be given one suspect statement each and then discuss these as a group. Could also be used as a drama activity where children have to read the statements and act out the characters.
Football /WORLD CUP Maths Murder Mystery
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hoppytimes

Football /WORLD CUP Maths Murder Mystery

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Football / World Cup Maths Murder Mystery - great for revision, end of year, football lovers. Suitable and differentiated for KS2. Topics included - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, measurement (time, perimeter), fractions, square numbers, etc. Celebrate the coming World Cup with this fun and engaging activity. Answers included on the last page. Please feel free to browse my other murder mysteries: Addition and Subtraction Telling time General Revision General Revision Fractions General Revision Halloween
Murder Mystery - Video Based Interactive Detective Story
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kibishipaul

Murder Mystery - Video Based Interactive Detective Story

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An interactive multi-media murder mystery for groups of students that is both engaging and designed to be adapted to any grade. Following the classic manor house mystery genre, the materials here can be used with students of any level for a variety of different skills, including the basics of listening, writing, vocabulary and grammar or more advanced skills such as use of inference and critical thinking. Great for regular writing classes, group work, homework assignment or a fun fill in class. The main advantage of this resource is that the teacher can mix and match the materials outlined below to work with any class. There are materials for print only, display (slideshow), multimedia classrooms, or student iPad/laptop use. This gives the teacher the flexibility to make a lesson adapted to not just the age or level of the class, but the available technology as well. In addition, there are teacher explanations for each resource. Included: 1. Six short online videos that can be accessed via PDF print links. One of these is of the murder scene. The other five are suspect alibis. 2. An PDF slideshow that outlines the background to the murder of Mr. John Sanders. It has a link to a short animated video of the murder along with an introduction to the 5 suspects in the house and the clues and evidence found at the crime scene. 3. A plan of the crime scene. (PDF) 4. A useful vocabulary task sheet for use with reading or writing a murder mystery. (PDF) 5. A teacher and student version of an interactive suspect and timeline PDF task sheet. The teacher version can be used in a multi-media classroom or internet connected screen. The student version can be printed out, or used on student iPads. Both versions have interactive links to videos of suspect alibis and space for notes on a timeline and connecting evidence. 6. Task sheets (PDF) for each of the five suspects that contain a facial image and sections for notes on alibi and motive for each. There are 4 different versions of this for Teacher, younger, older and ESL students. Instructions on use are provided for each. 7. A set of 5 A4 size color images of the suspects that contain Q codes that students can use to access the online video alibis of each suspect. 8. A separate 5 suspect set of motives that can be printed on the reverse of the Q code image cards. 9. A two page comic book extension that can be used with higher level students to demonstrate their writing skills. Each comic displays one of the suspects as the murderer and has sections for students to draw and write in. Great for inference or critical thinking skills. 10. Printable murder alibi cards. 11. Answer key. #63 PDF pages Similar lesson Murder Mystery 2-Video Story-The Art of Murder
Halloween Maths Murder Mystery
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hoppytimes

Halloween Maths Murder Mystery

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Halloween Maths Murder Mystery . Suitable for KS2 (Years 4-6) Great revision tool with a number of topics covered - 4 operations, times tables, time,problem solving, etc. Easier and harder versions included. Colourful graphics, can be printed in black and white with no quality lost. The resource has 6 pages (a cover page, 4 pages with the activity, and 1 with HoppyTimes’ terms and conditions). Solution included. Thank you for your interest in my products! Hoppy Times
A Christmas Murder Mystery - Complete Lesson
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EngageinEnglish

A Christmas Murder Mystery - Complete Lesson

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On Christmas Eve a train gets stranded in a snowdrift in the middle of nowhere. A group of passengers decide to leave the carriage and take refuge in a nearby hotel, only to discover in the morning, trapped and cut off from the outside world, that one of them has been murdered… Visually attractive Christmas murder mystery story lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson. Power point includes: * Title page. * Complete lesson objectives and outcomes (WALT and WILF) - with the focus on higher attaining students to use descriptive language for effect and to build up tension and drama within the story. * Lesson starter – winter weather anagrams. * Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above) * Copy and complete first paragraph starter prompt – used in order help students start the story effectively (also given as a handout resource.) * Mini word bank. * Mini-prompt paragraphs two and images to help students write. * Fantastic “murder mystery bingo” plenary activity with teacher’s callers card and 30 unique bingo cards (with instructions on how to best play the game included.) * Each slide gives students a “TEEP” instruction at the start of the slide, indicating which sort of activity is involved at each stage. * All resources included at the end of the Power Point. (Royalty free images included and bingo cards created from myfreebingocards.com.)
French Perfect Tense Murder Mystery - (passé composé)
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cgazzal

French Perfect Tense Murder Mystery - (passé composé)

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For pupils studying the Perfect Tense, this is a whole set of resources based on an exciting murder mystery. It includes, not only the murder mystery, but starter activities, two plenaries, extension documents, lesson plans etc. Pupils work in groups and compete against the other groups to solve the murder first. This set of resources was used for both Ofsted and internally reviews lessons which were rated as 'outstanding'. The objectives are: To enhance thinking skills in order to participate effectively in a team and reflect on learning. To consolidate prior knowledge of the past tense in order to further develop understanding and accuracy.
Linear Functions Murder Mystery
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pclark4pwc

Linear Functions Murder Mystery

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A murder mystery to help your math detectives solve a crime for the NYC Police. Students will go through a series of puzzles to determine the perpetrator. This 4 clue murder mystery requires students to use knowledge of determining slope, identifying x and y-intercepts, graphing linear functions and using linear functions to solve word problems, Our students love this activity as a review or test prep. Assign to a group or individual. Answer key included.
CSI: Math Murder  Mystery: The Missing Lunchbox - Fractions
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Kiwilander

CSI: Math Murder Mystery: The Missing Lunchbox - Fractions

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This CSI themed fraction activity will engage students by taking them on a journey to solve fraction problems and puzzles. Students narrow down the suspects by completing the activities and marking them off from the suspect list until one person is left. Who stole the lunch? This case includes Clue 1: Calculating fractions of a whole number. Clue 2: Ordering fractions from biggest to smallest Clue 3: Simplifying fractions Clue 4: Improper fractions to proper fractions Clue 5: Addition of fractions Answer sheets are included Can your class solve all of the clues? Enjoy
Fractions Murder Mystery (KS2 Maths revision)
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hoppytimes

Fractions Murder Mystery (KS2 Maths revision)

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Review fractions with this fun mini murder mystery. Included a worded problem, fractions of amounts, fractions with clocks/ money and on a number line. Thank you for your interest in my products!
The Cornish Diary - Murder Mystery
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EngageinEnglish

The Cornish Diary - Murder Mystery

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A group of friends take what was supposed to be a peaceful trip to a remote Cornish coast only to discover strange goings-on in the village, smuggling in the coves and possibly, even murder! But who is responsible? And will the friends make it out alive? Visually attractive, creative writing mystery lesson complete with all resources needed for a fun engaging lesson. Power Point includes: * Title page. * Complete lesson objectives and outcomes (WALT and WILF) - with the focus on higher attaining students to use descriptive language for effect and to build up tension and drama within the story. * Effective lesson starter. * Story scenario – dramatic scenario (as above). * Quick planning sheet (included at the back of the Power Point). * Page prompts. * Fantastic “murder mystery bingo” plenary activity with teacher’s caller card and 30 unique bingo cards (with instructions on how to best play the game included). * Extra Power Point pages to allow for lesson 2. * All resources included at the end of the Power Point. *Now available as a four lesson bundle – four great lessons for £6.95!* https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/creative-writing-four-lesson-bundle-11256414 Please take a second to rate the lesson if you enjoyed it. You may also be interested in these further murder mystery lessons: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/murder-mystery-double-pack-complete-lessons-11183128 (Copyright free images from Wikipedia, bingo from my free bingo.com)
Porphyria's Lover Murder Mystery
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xSamxHx

Porphyria's Lover Murder Mystery

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A Murder Mystery lesson to uncover what happened to Porphyria in the classic poem by Robert Browning. I didn't tell my students anything about the poem, or even that we were studying a poem, before hand. Used with both higher and lower ability Year 8 students.