Use this assignment after students have completed chapter 8 of Flush. It contains the creative writing assignment and rubric, and the murder mystery tasks cards to use while making inferences. I also stain a piece of fabric and add it to a bag as a physical piece of evidence.
I usually break students into groups of 3 and have them collect their evidence on chart paper. Students present their findings at the end.
Please let me know if any problems occur...this is my first time attempting the task.