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Published: 20/05/2019
KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary
38 pages

Whodunnit? The murder at Muchley Manor

This is a PowerPoint 'Whodunnit?' which gets pupils to work in teams in order to solve the crime and find the murderer. Groups work their way through Muchley Manor to complete the following activities:

  • a word unscrambling task for FORENSIC INVESTIGATION
  • a grammar task for there/they're/their
  • a note-taking task for the characters
  • an activity to correct the use of capital letters
  • a code-cracking activity using hieroglyphics
  • an activity to identify simple adjectives
  • a riddle-deciphering task
  • a task asking students to sequence instructions
  • an activity to identify the true and false grammatical rules.

Finally, students list the words they have found to make their accusation!

Ideal as a one-off or end of term treat.


See other resources: Transition | Introduction to English | Word games

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Linda Ashley
Linda Ashley
Looking forward to using this in my Functional Skills and GCSE lessons. I like the idea of it being a great introduction to An Inspector Calls.
Posted on 30th June 2021
Kate Hounsell
Kate Hounsell
Could the PPT slides please be made into a pdf
Posted on 28th June 2021
Janet Edmonds-Walker
Janet Edmonds-Walker
I can't use it as I'm not a paid member.
Posted on 6th April 2021
Useless if you don't have a paid account as you can't see the powerpoint with the free PDF. So unusable. Such a shame as looks a great resource!
Posted on 10th January 2021
Stella Papadimitriou
Stella Papadimitriou
With a small group of learning support pupils online through Google classroom. Shared my screen and evryone enjoyed it.
Posted on 3rd May 2020
Paulene Angus
Paulene Angus
This is so detailed and interesting with no errors. Really good, thank you.
Posted on 25th January 2020
Hannah Roberts
Hannah Roberts
A really fun lesson that kept the whole class engaged throughout.
Posted on 1st July 2019
Nicola Blyth
Nicola Blyth
Fab lesson - everyone engaged
Posted on 12th June 2019
A great way to introduce 'An Inspector Calls'!
Posted on 10th June 2019

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