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Murder Mystery Activity! Be a Speech Sleuth!

Have you ever been to one of those "murder mystery dinners"??? I had the opportunity to go to one a few years a go. I thought it was clever, a little hokey, but clever!

For my language lesson at the Aphasia Center, I decided to make a murder mystery! The clients had to gather "clues" throughout the powerpoint and put together who did it. I created badges with each of the characters names on them and made them all play a part. I also printed out the script that I was reading from so they could have a visual. For the higher-functioning clients, I handed out a graphic organizer to help with deciding WHO was the killer!

This activity is a true language activity - you can illicit a TON of language AND use some reasoning skills.

The activity went over well, and the clients were quite the chatty sleuths! They couldn't figure out the killer though...try this with your client and let me know if they solve the mystery!

You can download the powerpoint HERE
You can download the script HERE
You can download the graphic organizer HERE

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  1. Who is the murderer? I'm not even sure that I have the right answer!

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    1. Hi Kelly! This is a super fun activity that is customizable for your students. The set clues are part of the activity, but there are some clues that you make up (hair color, etc) to go along with the story and direct which of your students will be the culprit!

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