Warm-up

Serial Taxi on Vimeo
Serial Taxi on Vimeo (2:17) https://vimeo.com/63106783A young business woman takes a chilling ride when she realizes her cab driver could be the notorious Taxi Killer. Created by Paolo Cogliati, – Responsible for…

Songs

Lukas Graham - Criminal Mind (Official) - YouTube
Lukas Graham – Criminal Mind (Official) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/5y1g_A2nlcsCriminal Mind by Lukas Graham (yr 5-7)                                  …
Britney Spears - Criminal - YouTube
Britney Spears – Criminal – YouTube (5:22)https://youtu.be/s6b33PTbGxkBritney Spears’ official music video for ‘Criminal’. A plot/life story to talk about (yr 8-9)

Vocabulary

Solve the Crime | Learning Chocolatehttp://www.learningchocolate.com/content/solve-crime
Picture Dictionary with words, audio and exercises (yr 5-7)
 
Law & Order - English Vocabulary - LanguageGuide.org
Law & Order – English Vocabulary – LanguageGuide.orghttp://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/law-and-order/Law & Order Speaking Challenge Listening Challenge
Picture Dictionary with audio, listening and speaking challenge (yr 5-7)
 
Crime Vocabulary worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers
Crime Vocabulary worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/crime_vocabulary/elementary-a1-activity/827vocabulary about crime – ESL worksheets (yr 6-8)
 
Andrea Jesse's ESL Lessons: 43. Crime (vocabulary)
Andrea Jesse’s ESL Lessons: 43. Crime (vocabulary)http://andrealessons.blogspot.se/2012/04/43-crime-vocabulary.htmlBelow you’ll find PowerPoint lessons for English learners (ESL/EFL students) that I created. Click on the play button below the PowerPoint to begin and then use the arrow to advance (or use your arrow keys on your keyboard).  (yr 7-9)
 
Mystery vocabulary Flashcards | Quizlethttps://quizlet.com/4940753/mystery-vocabulary-flash-cards/
A Quizlet game to study mystery vocabulary.
 
Crime Vocabulary and a Short Discussion
Crime Vocabulary and a Short Discussionhttp://busyteacher.org/23510-crime-vocabulary-and-a-short-discussion.htmlThis power point presentation is to practice crime vocabulary. There are 18 pictures with captions that will help your students remember the new vocabulary.  (yr 8-9)
 
Crime Jeopardy
Crime Jeopardyhttp://busyteacher.org/23303-crime-jeopardy.htmlThis is a powerpoint that I made for ESL learners in middle school in France (the powerpoint is entirely in English) with vocabulary words they learned from a unit on crime. (yr 8-9)
 

Lesson Plans

Topics: Crime | Onestopenglish
Topics: Crime | Onestopenglishhttp://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/integrated-skills/topics/topics-crime/551409.articleStudents are introduced to the topic of crime in this lesson, which gives practice in reading, listening and speaking skills at various language levels
 
Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on London Police
Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on London Policehttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0507/050723-shooting.html
London police have shot and killed an apparent suspect in Thursday’s attempted London bombings. A reading/listening task at two levels with various activities
 
“Punishment” Passive Voice and Tense Review | TEFLtastic blog
“Punishment” Passive Voice and Tense Review | TEFLtastic bloghttps://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/grammar/passive/passive-tense-review/A lesson plan with discussion, reading and passive tense grammar (yr 8-9)
 
Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on U.S. Murder
Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on U.S. Murderhttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0901/090104-murder.htmlA 12-year-old boy in the United States has been found guilty of murder. A reading/listening task with various activities (yr 8-9)
 
Juvenile criminals | ESL Voices
Juvenile criminals | ESL Voiceshttp://esl-voices.com/tag/juvenile-criminals/When a twelve or sixteen-year-old steals property or evades paying a fare on public transportation, should he or she be tried and sentenced as an adult? A lesson plan for at least 2 lessons (yr 9)
 

Reading

Learning Resourceshttp://www.literacynet.org/cnnsf/crime.html
Stories about crimes, at two levels: story (yr 8-9) abridged (yr 7-8). Use for differentiation!
 
FBI — Kids
FBI — Kidshttps://www.fbi.gov/fun-games/kids
Loads to learn about the history, agents and their work at two levels: blue and yellow
 
45. Man Gets 12 Years for Fraudhttp://www.rong-chang.com/qa2/stories/story045.htmA federal judge sentenced Bruce Jones to 12 years in federal prison for fraud. A short story with activities available down below (yr 6-8)
 
Three famous crimes | ESOL Nexus
Three famous crimes | ESOL Nexushttp://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/uk-life/be-safe-uk/three-famous-crimesEvery day in the newspapers you can read about crimes and criminals. However, some crimes are more famous than others.
With activities (yr 7-9)
 
What do I do if the police arrest me?
What do I do if the police arrest me?http://settlement.org/ontario/legal-services/police/if-you-are-arrested-or-detained/what-do-i-do-if-the-police-arrest-me/The police cannot arrest or detain you without following very strict rules. Real advice for anybody interested (yr 7-9)
 
10 Worst Crimes Ever Committed - EnkiVillage
10 Worst Crimes Ever Committed – EnkiVillagehttp://www.enkivillage.com/worst-crimes-ever.htmlGet prepared to be shocked by these 10 worst crimes ever, (yr 7-9)
Personal Safety | Vancouver Police Department
Personal Safety | Vancouver Police Departmenthttp://vancouver.ca/police/crime-prevention/for-individuals/personal-safety.htmlCrime Prevention & Safety for Individuals
Authentic article from Vancouver Police (yr 8-9)
Youth - Juvenile Crime
Youth – Juvenile Crimehttp://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/reading_youth.phpJuvenile delinquency refers to antisocial or illegal behavior by children or adolescents and is considered a serious problem all over the world. Reading Comprehension Text (yr 9)
 

Listening

Conversation: 1. Discussing a News Report on a Crimehttp://www.eslfast.com/robot/topics/crime/crime01.htm
A short dialogue at three levels
 
ESLvideo.com :: Murder in a country house - Part 1 (14401)
ESLvideo.com :: Murder in a country house – Part 1 (7:26)http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_low_intermediate.php?id=14401Part 2 (4:13) Listen and answer the questions Warning: bad grammar in the questions! (yr 7-9)
 
Security Systems: Home, Business, and Bank
Security Systems: Home, Business, and Bankhttp://www.esl-lab.com/securitysystems/securitysystemsrd1.htmBusinesses and homes often fall victim to crime, particularly robbery and burglary… A listening comprehension with 5 questions (yr 7-9)
 
Personal Security
Personal Securityhttp://www.esl-lab.com/theft/theftrd1.htm
A listening comprehension about personal security with 5 questions (yr 8-9)
 
10 Must-Listen True Crime Podcasts | Mental Floss
10 Must-Listen True Crime Podcasts | Mental Flosshttp://mentalfloss.com/article/87242/10-must-listen-true-crime-podcastsMore listening here. They’re all addicting.                                …

Viewing

Crimes!English vocabulary on crime for upper intermediate ESL students. - YouTube
Crimes!English vocabulary on crime for upper intermediate ESL students. – YouTube (12:22) https://youtu.be/f5fSSqrTC9YA picture-show with text about crime facts. Too long to watch without discussion pauses
 
This is what happens when a 4chan user from /v/ goes to prison. PART 1 - YouTube
This is what happens when a 4chan user from /v/ goes to prison. PART 1 – YouTube (9:20)https://youtu.be/z8A85cl5w3sPART 2 (7:56)  (yr 7-9) Find out what really happens when a beta permavirgin weeaboo faggot goes to jail on the next episode
 
Kids Behind Bars | National Geographic - YouTube
Kids Behind Bars | National Geographic – YouTube (4:02) https://youtu.be/DII1uVbf83UThis young convict was sent to an adult facility, leaving him alone in a sea of predators and violent offenders. (yr 7-9)
 
the world lecture project
the world lecture project (11:27)http://www.world-lecture-project.org/lecture/?id=564b641ceee37As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in …  Click for subtitles (yr 7-9)
 
Crime | Topics | Watch | TED.com
Crime | Topics | Watch | TED.comhttps://www.ted.com/topics/crimeA collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of crime  (yr 7-9)
 
Prison Kids: Juvenile Justice in America | Full Documentary - YouTube
Prison Kids: Juvenile Justice in America | Full Documentary – YouTube (1:04:07)https://youtu.be/ovPQicwbuYgWe incarcerate children at a higher rate than any other developed country. Kids make mistakes — sometimes large, sometimes small. (yr 8-9)
 
He used to administer the death penalty. Now he is fighting to stop it. - YouTube
He used to administer the death penalty. Now he is fighting to stop it. – YouTube (2:09)https://youtu.be/cq31MCgpwbQFrank Thompson has administered the death penalty twice, but now, he’s traveling the country and speaking out against it. (yr 8-9)
 

Speaking

Crime Dialogues to practise (and change) in pairs (yr 5-6)Too Soft on Crime Read the text and discuss: How would you want criminals to be treated? (yr 7-9)
Murder Mystery
Murder Mysteryhttp://busyteacher.org/17460-murder-mystery.htmlA role play to find the murderer (yr 7-9)                                      …
 
ESL Conversation Questions - Crime
ESL Conversation Questions – Crimehttp://www.eslconversationquestions.com/crime/Home Conversation Questions (yr 7-9)               …
 
ESL Speaking Murder Mystery Game | eslwriting.org
ESL Speaking Murder Mystery Game | eslwriting.orghttp://www.eslwriting.org/esl-english-speaking-murder-mystery-game-activities-fluency/This is a 15 to 20-minute group work fluency exercise. Each person is one character. There are 12 characters in the game. If you have a large class, consider splitting the class… (yr 7-9)
 
Crime vocabulary storytelling game | TEFLtastic blog
Crime vocabulary storytelling game | TEFLtastic bloghttps://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/vocabulary/crime/crime-story-game/Students make up a story with the help of some words. Look for the pdf version for printing down below (yr 8-9)
Let's Talk About Crime worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers
Let’s Talk About Crime worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_crime/questions-speaking-listening/1637This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a matching exercise and some quotes. Free registration required
 

Writing

List of Famous Criminals - Biographies, Timelines, Trivia & Life History
List of Famous Criminals – Biographies, Timelines, Trivia & Life Historyhttp://www.thefamouspeople.com/criminals.phpCriminals are the individuals who have committed a crime. Out of these 40 criminals, let your students choose one each and write their own short description of the person and his crimes
 

More Materials

Alibi How to play the Alibi Game and an example Alibi Activity MysteryNet Do your students enjoy solving mysteries?

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