This holiday activity has the students read a bunch of clues and fill in a table to organize the clues so they can determine who kidnapped the Easter Bunny two days before Easter. Students should be able to determine the time the Easter Bunny was kidnapped and should be able to use this time range 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 who kidnapped the Easter Bunny. You must write your answer and prove it using CER.
C = Your claim. Who do you think kidnapped the Easter Bunny?
E = Evidence. You must discuss all the evidence against the suspect(s) you think kidnapped the Easter Bunny and evidence explaining why it can’t be the other suspects
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, Easter, Forensics