Nothing like a good criminal investigation to liven up language arts! In this activity, students will work in teams to investigate the culprit of six fictional thefts. The criminal has made intentional mistakes in the text and left it disarray. Students must discern correct from incorrect to preserve language arts forever! Teams will work to build a case and present their findings to the court. Hopefully they are convincing enough to win the verdict to catch the criminal.
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In this 20 page document, you will be given, student handouts and six crime scene puzzles focusing on various aspects of independent and dependent clauses.
- Identify contractions with ‘not’
- Identify pronoun verb contractions
- Recognize singular possessives
- Recognize plural possessives
- Distinguish apostrophe use as for singular possessives, plural possessives, or contractions
- Understand rules for apostrophe use
- Identify where apostrophes could be used for contractions
- Identify errors in apostrophe use for possession
An answer key has been added to the end of the file for your convenience.
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