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Offline CarleenCoconut

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Crime Alert Emails
« on: October 23, 2010, 10:55:58 PM »
We get a regular stream of Crime Alert Emails from the University Police here in UIUC. My friends and I were all having dinner together while speculating on the different circumstances of the offense.  I thought this might be an interesting to use for practice writing!  They can maybe talk about it in small groups first and create a background scenario for the crime. 

Here's the website for the most recent  Crime Alert article:

http://illinois.edu/lb/article/2668/44418

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Re: Crime Alert Emails
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 10:09:57 AM »
This could also be an interesting way to introduce some creative writing activities, though probably would be best to always use crime statistics from some "other" schools than where you are teaching---just in case the students know the victim.

This, by the way, reminds me of some episodes of the show "Law & Order," where they'll mention that it is "ripped from the headlines."
« Last Edit: October 25, 2010, 10:40:57 AM by Randall Sadler »
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