Jenny just knows that Elsie stole money from the students in class. But her dad tells her all she has is circumstantial evidence.
With this student worksheet, students learn the differences between circumstantial evidence and direct evidence.
Use a dictionary or thesaurus to make synonym changes to words in a formal definition.
Use the synonyms to write a definition they can understand.
Draw a conclusion about the differences between the two types of evidence.
Make an inference about a two-sentence short story.
Label pieces of evidence as either circumstantial or direct in short scenarios and discuss their answers with a partner.
Label pieces of evidence against Elsie as either circumstantial or direct.
Write about a time when they were accused of something with only circumstantial evidence.
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