I created this game for my students after reading Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. It was the perfect summative activity, and the kids loved it! This package contains:
-A Google Drive folder, complete with an editable party invitation, 24 character clue cards, a working document for students to use while solving the mystery, a solution guide for teachers, and a collection of the invitation and character cards in case you wanted to print them out and place them in envelopes. (That is what I did) If you want to attach the character cards to the invitation, just do so on the invitation itself.
Each character card has a description so the students know what to
dress up like for the party. They also contain information that the characters are allowed to say and not allowed to say. I told students for the first 25 minutes they couldn’t tell anyone what was forbidden. After that point, they revealed their additional clues. Finally, the cards also tell students what they are to bring to the party. I encouraged students to draw pictures of their characters, as we created a chart in the front of the room to make visual connections.
Students elected a scribe, and worked together verbally to write down the information they needed to solve the mystery.
Most classes finished in less than 55 minutes.