Murder Mystery Investigation!Quick View

Murder Mystery Investigation!

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 MysteryQuick View

Murder Mystery

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.
Murder Mystery Reading ActivityQuick View

Murder Mystery Reading Activity

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.
Murder Mystery - Video Based Interactive Detective StoryQuick View

Murder Mystery - Video Based Interactive Detective Story

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
Winter /Christmas Maths "Murder" Mystery (revision)Quick View

Winter /Christmas Maths "Murder" Mystery (revision)

PLEASE REDOWNLOAD (small error on page 6 has been corrected) Fun differentiated activity for the holiday season - a Christmas Maths Mystery. Children solve a number of mathematical problems to help Santa find the elf responsible for a mishap in the workshop. Great revision tool with a number of topics covered - basic operations, time, times tables, etc. 3 versions included - easy, medium and hard. Suitable for KS2. The resource has 7 pages (6 for the activity and 1 with Hoppy Times' terms and conditions and solution). Thank you for your interest in my products!
A Christmas Murder Mystery - Complete LessonQuick View

A Christmas Murder Mystery - Complete Lesson

A Christmas Murder Mystery - Complete Lesson 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.) * All resources included at the end of the Power Point. If you liked this resource, you will also enjoy – A Spooky Christmas Story: (Royalty free images included and bingo cards created from
Fractions Murder Mystery (KS2 Maths revision)Quick View

Fractions Murder Mystery (KS2 Maths revision)

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!
Porphyria's Lover Murder MysteryQuick View

Porphyria's Lover Murder Mystery

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.
French Perfect Tense Murder Mystery - (passé composé)Quick View

French Perfect Tense Murder Mystery - (passé composé)

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 MysteryQuick View

Linear Functions Murder Mystery

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.
Murder, Mystery and MayhemQuick View

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

A Scheme of Work our AST in English spent many hours devising for his low ability Year 7 set. When Ofsted observed the results this year they described children's progress in his class as 'exceptional.' However, you will need to adapt these resources for your own use. The original story has the first names of children and surnames of teachers in our school - you will need to replace those to have maximum impact. The SoW focusses on responses to writing with an additional opportunity for creative writing at the end (the children close the story).
Quadratic Function - Murder MysteryQuick View

Quadratic Function - Murder Mystery

A fantastic murder mystery to help your investigators practice their quadratic function skills. Students are given a scenario in which they will help investigators solve a murder. Five clues have been left behind to help them figure out the perp. Knowledge of solving quadratic functions, discriminant, substitution and word problems will all be necessary to catch the killer! This is a great activity for classwork, assessment, homework or stations. It is very flexible! You may also like: Linear, Quadratic and Exponential Regression Stations 64 Quadratic Task Cards - Vertex, Solutions, Factors, Quadratic Formula and More!
Halloween Murder Mystery (Problem Solving)Quick View

Halloween Murder Mystery (Problem Solving)

This is a murder mystery activity set in a haunted house. Children must use a range of maths and problem solving strategies to solve clues and work out who the killer is. Strategies and skills used in this task include elimination, solving worded problems, addition, subtraction,multiplication, division, decoding and use of fractions. The resource includes answer sheets for pupil or teacher assessment and also printable certificates for children to receive on completion of the task. This task works well with mixed ability pairs.
Lady Jane Grey- Historical murder mysteryQuick View

Lady Jane Grey- Historical murder mystery

Historical murder mystery based around the execution of Lady Jane Grey. Students work in teams to piece together the events of the murder and solve what happened to Jane. They then use their understanding to complete a facebook profile or series of tweets and the plenary evaluates Jane's responsibility for her death. Used with KS3 students from various years- can be adapted for LA or MA pupils.
Murder Mystery! Solving Linear InequalitiesQuick View

Murder Mystery! Solving Linear Inequalities

A fantastic murder mystery to help your investigators practice solving and writing linear inequalities. Students are given a scenario in which they will help investigators solve a murder. Four clues have been left behind to help them figure out the perp. Knowledge of solving equations, solving inequalities and writing and solving inequalities from word problems is necessary to catch the criminal This is a great activity for classwork, assessment, homework or stations. It is very flexible! Absolute Value Function Characteristics Scavenger Hunt Regression Obsession - Linear Modeling Project, Linear Regression Task Cards and Linear, Quadratic and Exponential Regression Stations Multiplying Complex Numbers Scavenger Hunt Linear, Quadratic and Exponential Regression Stations 64 Quadratic Task Cards - Vertex, Solutions, Factors, Quadratic Formula and More! 16 Trigonometry Task Cards - Word Problems Finding Unknown Sides and Angles Linear Modeling Projects Bundle