This holiday activity has the students read a bunch of clues and fill in a table to organize the clues so they can determine which Leprechaun stole the pot of gold from the Rainbow Room on St. Patrick's Day. Students should be able to use the clues to solve the crime.
The crime itself is fairly easy to solve, the real work comes when the students write their CER. This part of the worksheet looks like this:
After completing the reading and note-taking, you must determine which Leprechaun stole the pot of gold and prove it using CER.
C = Your claim. Who do you think stole the pot of gold?
E = Evidence. You must discuss all the evidence against the Leprechaun(s) you think stole the pot of gold and evidence explaining why it can’t be the other Leprechauns.
R =Reasoning. This ties it all together. What is the evidence telling you?
This activity involves organizing information, problem solving, and backing a claim with evidence. Overall, it is everything you need to make the holiday fun.
Grades: Middle School, High School, Homeschool
Subjects: Holidays, Forensics, St. Patrick's Day