Week long (1 hour a day) or One day activity that will keep them engaged no matter what day its done, whether close to a holiday, a break, or summer! This is a whodunnit with murders, but all the murders are tame (no blood or gore involved). I have completed the activity with 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade. Others, who have commented, have done it with 5th, 7th, and 8th.
Who is committing the murders at Malone Manor? That's what your students will need to figure out! Students will be reading: looking for details and making inferences to build a theory. They will be doing math and word puzzles to gain extra information to help them solve the mystery. They will beg for another!
It's a great activity to keep kids thinking and engaged. They will look for evidence by reading about these locations for FOUR different murders:
-the crime scene
-the last known whereabouts
They will then do an activity left by the killer to win additional information. The activity will having them critically thinking to solve the puzzles first!
Each student will have a mystery biography that puts them in the action. **If you need more biographies I have a free product with 12 more! (Extra Whodunnit Biographies)
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