Crime scene props:
Masking tape to create an outline of a dead body,
Police "do not cross" tape,
various other clues - photos, money, wallet etc.
How It Works:
You need to create a murder scene; As students come in, ask them to piece together the clues to create a written narrative explaining how the scene happened.
This helps them explore the concept of narrative and promotes creative thinking/writing.
Give them connective cards and get them to practice using connectives to tell the story behind the murder.
Can be used in English as a stimulus for creative writing, MFL for the same or to practise speaking skills,
History - you could recreate a crime scene from another century to explore it in depth, Law...?
Labels: Analysis, Literacy, questioning, starter, student engagement, thinking skills