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)

Judas Priest-Breaking the Law (Lyrics) - YouTube

Judas Priest-Breaking the Law (Lyrics) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/GEy6ThJwE3sJudas Priest-Breaking the Law lyric video  (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)

 

Very Short Crime Stories - Typotic

Very Short Crime Stories – Typotichttps://typotic.com/very-short-stories/crime/Stories written in Typotic to make it easier for dyslectic readers or to show on big screen.

 

10 Crime Stories With Strange Coincidences - Listverse

10 Crime Stories With Strange Coincidences – Listversehttp://listverse.com/2015/02/27/10-crime-stories-with-strange-coincidences/A coincidence is defined as a series of events and circumstances which seemingly have no apparent connection to each other. (yr 7-9)

 

 

 

 

Creepy Crime Stories to Read in Bed

Creepy Crime Stories to Read in Bedhttps://the-line-up.com/6-creepy-crimes-read-bed-tonightThere are so many terrible-yet-fascinating crimes you’ve never heard of. Read these, then sleep tight.

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)

 

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Crime Short Stories

Crime Short Storieshttp://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/crimeindex.htmlA decapitated body is found during a dinner party at the house of the Chief of the Paris Police, in the walled garden.

Detective Stories - Short Stories

Detective Stories – Short Storieshttps://strandmag.com/the-magazine/short-stories/The Strand features a wide array of Detective Stories reminiscent of the Golden Age of crime writing from cozy whodunits to hard- boiled detective stories, suspenseful thrillers to humorous mysteries.

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.                                …

True Crime Short Stories – True Crime Historian

True Crime Short Stories – True Crime Historianhttp://truecrimehistorian.com/category/podcast/true-crime-short-stories/Longish stories to listen to directly on the site. Description of each available. (yr 9)

Criminal | a podcast

Criminal | a podcasthttp://thisiscriminal.com/Criminal is a podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

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)

 

When a 16-Year-Old Is Locked Up in a Supermax Prison | Stickup Kid | FRONTLINE - YouTube (28:18)

When a 16-Year-Old Is Locked Up in a Supermax Prison | Stickup Kid | FRONTLINE – YouTube (28:18)https://youtu.be/z0xmAA6lPhUWhat happens when a juvenile offender is locked up in a super-maximum security prison? “Stickup Kid” tells the story. (yr 8-9)

Britain's Teenage Knife Wars | Jermaine Jenas Investigates - YouTube (29:42)

Britain’s Teenage Knife Wars | Jermaine Jenas Investigates – YouTube (29:42)https://youtu.be/b8L0sIrjOzcFormer England footballer Jermaine Jenas returns to his home city of Nottingham to investigate the spike in knife crime that’s devastating young lives (yr 8-9)

 

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)

 

A Very Sicilian Justice: Taking on the Mafia - Featured Documentary - YouTube (50:04)

A Very Sicilian Justice: Taking on the Mafia – Featured Documentary – YouTube (50:04)https://youtu.be/QsdkZExBdkQSicilian judge Antonino Di Matteo is one of the most threatened – and protected – men in Italy. Partly Italian, with English subtitles, partly narrated by Helen Mirren (yr 8-9)

 

The Story of Capital Punishment 1 of 6 - YouTube

The Story of Capital Punishment 1 of 6 – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/kc_lpWE7q6s?list=PLE66D2A5B2B3017C8A series of six documentaries, approx. 9 min each (yr 9)
Watch Crime Documentaries Online Free

Watch Crime Documentaries Online Freehttp://documentaryheaven.com/category/crime/Watch thousands of free online documentaries, spanning across all genres (yr 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

2 Easy Ways to Write Crime Stories (with Pictures)

2 Easy Ways to Write Crime Stories (with Pictures)http://www.wikihow.com/Write-Crime-StoriesLike many authors, crime writers sometimes get an itch to break the conventions of the genre and create something unique. This is a fine impulse to listen to, but not one you want to take too far. Weigh the advice you hear against your own…

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

 

Worksheets

Crime - All Things Topics

Crime – All Things Topicshttp://www.allthingstopics.com/crime.htmlall things topics has various activities; reading, speaking, and vocabulary

Game

The Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective - PrimaryGames.com - Free Online Games

The Incredible Adventures of the Amazing Food Detective – PrimaryGames.com – Free Online Gameshttp://www.primarygames.com/science/nutrition/games/amazingfooddetective/index.htmPlay free online games online on PrimaryGames (yr 5-7)

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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