One of Us is Lying Suspect Boards

One of Us is Lying Suspect Boards
One of Us is Lying Suspect Boards
One of Us is Lying Suspect Boards
One of Us is Lying Suspect Boards
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The Suspect Boards for One of Us is Lying, novel by Karen M. McManus, allow students to put the characters from the novel on trial and make an argument for which character killed Simon. After chapter 4, students must use textual evidence and analyze the character's motivations and secrets to prove their character is the killer!


  • Put students in groups and have them pick one of the four main characters (or assign) Cooper, Addy, Bronwyn, or Nate
  • Have them find 5 characters that have or are building a relationship with their character. How are they connected?
  • Find textual evidence for secrets that your character has
  • Find textual evidence for reasons your character may have killed Simon
  • Find textual evidence of your character's motivation to kill Simon
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Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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