Medieval Murder Mystery

Hey Kids!

I thought you might be interested in this news story about the supposed burial site of King Richard III.   I found it today on the Yahoo news page.  The article is interesting for us for four reasons:

  1. it involves a Medieval king, Richard III,
  2. who was the subject of one of Shakespeare‘s history plays,
  3. as well as the modern novel, Sent, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.

The 7th and 8th graders began Haddix’s series The Missing last summer by reading Found.    Quite a few continued with Sent.

Book 2 of The Missing series

Book 2 of The Missing series

The fourth reason the article is interesting is because it contains a grammatical error, specifically a spelling error.  Can you find it?

This year I am planning a bulletin board called The Grammar Slammer.  Here, we will confine grammatical errors until such time as the class can bail them out.  Be on the lookout for any grammatical errors on public display.  We will put them in the Grammar Slammer, and as the arresting officer, you will earn extra credit.

Why do you think more grammatical errors are being found on public display nowadays than in the past?

What do you think of the article?  Would you ever like to be an archeologist?