FAO: Chief Sheriff
The following words are under investigation:
- Words containing al/all
- Words containing O as in OTHER
- Words containing EY as in KEY
- Words containing wa/qua
You must form crack teams of detectives and distribute case sheets among them for urgent investigation.
~ Provide each team with their official badge.
~ Hold a team briefing.
~ Provide case sheets to each team.
~ Instruct each team to report back at the end of the investigation.
During the investigation detectives may use a dictionary, a thesaurus, story books, newspapers and magazines to investigate: what each word means, how it is used and then identify similar looking and/or sounding words.
At the debrief each team can share notes and help with any unsolved cases.
Notes can be used to create a 'spelling investigation wall' with links identified between cases.
Remember this is strictly confidential.
This resource include the following:
- 72 Spelling Investigation Case Sheets
- Briefing powerpoint
- Detective badges
- Word Detective Poster
- Teacher notes
This resource is a standalone activity however it uses words from the following resources which may also be of interest:
2.12 I Can Spell: Words containing al/all
2.13 I Can Spell: Words containing O as in other
2.14 I Can Spell: Words containing ey as in key
2.15 I Can Spell: Words containing wa/qua
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