This resource is great for getting kids into persuasive writing in your classroom. Fantastic to be used as a hook in or just to spice up your writing programme.
This resource contains a fictional scenario about a famous landmark that has gone missing. Included are the statements from 6 groups of fictional suspects (that the kids will recognise) explaining what they were doing at the time of the crime and why it couldn't have been them.
Split your kids into groups or set them up independently to work with a group of characters each and try to persuade you why their character/s did not do the crime.
Also included are 5 pieces of 'new evidence' which you can choose to present to your class throughout the court case at your discretion. There is a piece of evidence to incriminate each of the character groups.
Kids love this activity and it gets them into the persuasive mindset ready for your writing focus. Can be used with all age groups although if younger than 6 it is probably best done as a whole class activity.