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Crime Scene Investigator Police Report, Creative, Text-Based Fun, Any Text

Crime Scene Investigator Police Report, Creative, Text-Based Fun, Any Text
Crime Scene Investigator Police Report, Creative, Text-Based Fun, Any Text
Crime Scene Investigator Police Report, Creative, Text-Based Fun, Any Text
Crime Scene Investigator Police Report, Creative, Text-Based Fun, Any Text
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The purpose of the task is for students to demonstrate their knowledge AND understanding of the literary text.

This is a fun, creative, real-world, text-based activity that works wonderfully where a crime scene is central to the conflict and plot. Along with summary, it requires students to make inferences beyond the surface details as they step into the role of crime scene investigators, collect evidence, analyze suspects, and make an assertion of guilt. This is sure to pique the interest of even the most reluctant of your students!

-Look into the King Duncan’s murder in Macbeth.
-Determine who’s guilty in Glaspell’s play “Trifles.”
-Leave no stone unturned as you trace the public murder of Giles Corey in The Crucible.
-How did Wilson murder Gatsby in The Great Gatsby?
- Trace the clues in "A Rose for Emily" to see just how this jaded lover killed the man she didn't want to let go of.

In numerous other novels and short stories, crime breaks out. Your students will love to stretch their imaginations in response to the text – they love that this makes literature come alive! You will love that this activity is text-based and standards-driven!

All you will to do to assign this activity is print and go. Your students will need a copy of the text for citations. This would even be excellent for a quick sub plan!

Skills Focus: Summarization and Conflict

Students will use citations from the text to complete both pages of the investigator's form and evidence log. This activity requires students to recall facts, but also make inferences beyond the surface details so you can see if they truly did understand the magnitude of the crime and its role in the story.

Is it Common Core aligned? You bet! Common Core connections are included!

Want more activities to make literature come alive? See my Making Literature Come Alive Pack that includes this activity!: Click Here


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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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