ABC murders: QUESTIONING 1) Interview the characters Interview a character from the play. Write at least ten questions. Then, the students can perform the interview as if they were on a T.V show.
2) Police questioning. This is an activity that students really enjoy doing and they often come up with some brilliant responses. You can either roleplay with the children being the murderer or get them to write down their answers. The police have arrested Mr. Clarke. but before taking him to prison, they have him in a cell and ask him these questions. Students can use these answers to go on and write a true account of the story. When the students have answered the questions you can put the murderer on trial and get the rest of the class to decide if the excuses are good enough to let him go. Q1. What’s your full name? Q2. What’s your birth place? Q3. Where were you on Thursday when Miss Barnard was on her date at the beach? Q4. We have witnesses that saw you at the beach. You are suspected of disguising yourself as a tree, following her to the beach, selling her seashells by the sea shore, leaving rubbish behind, and causing
criminal damage to a starfish. What do you have to say to that? Q5. How did you manage to get Miss Barnard to go on a date with you? Not satisfied with a goodbye kiss, Miss Barnard has not been seen since. Can you explain where she is? Q6. Another crime occurred when you went to school that day. A teacher claims that you tried to get the answers to her questions from Tales/inc. actors. Can you mention which questions she is talking about please? Q7. Two policemen reported you for trying to bribe them to released you from prison. And I quote: " If you give me the keys I will give you six empañadas" You then convinced a student from this school to unlock the chains you had around your feet. How do you explain all this? Q8. Smudge Smart told us you have some diction problems. What three words do you constantly get mixed up? Q8. Is there anything you want to tell us that we have missed out, that may help your defense?