Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)

Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
Detective Stories Unit - E. A. Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Roald Dahl (29 files)
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In this fantastic detective stories unit, you will explore the characteristics of the detective story genre and apply them to great classics by Edgar Allan Poe (The Murders in the Rue Morgue), Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Adventure of Silver Blaze), and Roald Dahl (Lamb to the Slaughter) in an engaging way.

This packet includes lessons, worksheets with keys, assessments, and useful links to online resources (texts as well as media). 29 different files!

Part 1: Frontloading and Genre Characteristics: Introduction to terms and characteristics of the detective genre; includes genre characteristics handout, article on detective genre with accompanying worksheet and key, links to media

Part 2: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Edgar Allan Poe (Poe is the inventor of detective stories. He called them tales of ratiocination!); includes vocabulary handout and two worksheets with keys, links to media

Part 3: The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Arthur Conan Doyle (Doyle drew on E. A. Poe’s detective stories); includes vocabulary handout and two worksheets with keys, links to media

Part 4: The Adventure of Silver Blaze, Arthur Conan Doyle; includes vocabulary handout and one worksheet with key

Part 5: Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl (the “anti” detective story); includes one worksheet with key

Part 6: Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes Movie (compare the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums); includes worksheet and links

Assessments:
a) Essay: Write about the stories and genre characteristics; includes suggested activities and prompt and printable essay planner
b) Test: Based on stories read in unit; students are also asked to analyze The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, Arthur Conan Doyle; includes redacted version of story and test paper with key
c) Bingo: Game to prepare for test; includes printable bingo cards and term tickets

Files Overview (DS = Detective Stories; WS = Worksheet)

DS Files Overview (doc)
DS Introduction and Explanations (doc)
DS Unit Overview and Lessons (doc and pdf)

Part 1 Frontloading
DS Cover (pdf and ppt)
DS Genre (doc and pdf)
DS The Usual Suspect WS (doc and pdf)
DS The Usual Suspect WS Key (doc and pdf)
The Usual Suspect (pdf)

Part 2 The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Rue Morgue Vocabulary (doc and pdf)
Rue Morgue WS (doc and pdf)
Rue Morgue WS Key (doc and pdf)
Rue Morgue WS Genre Elements (doc and pdf)
Rue Morgue WS Genre Elements Key (doc and pdf)

Part 3 The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Speckled Band Vocab (doc and pdf)
Speckled Band WS Clues (doc and pdf)
Speckled Band WS Clues Key (doc and pdf)
Speckled Band WS Genre Elements (doc and pdf)
Speckled Band WS Genre Elements key (doc and pdf)

Part 4 The Adventure of Silver Blaze
Silver Blaze Vocab (doc and pdf)
Silver Blaze WS Genre Elements (doc and pdf)
Silver Blaze WS Genre Elements Key (doc and pdf)

Part 5 Lamb to the Slaughter
Lamb to the Slaughter WS (doc and pdf)
Lamb to the Slaughter WS Key (doc and pdf)

Part 6 Sherlock Holmes Movie
Sherlock Holmes Movie WS (doc and pdf)

DS Assessments
DS Bingo (ppt)
DS Test Beryl Coronet (doc and pdf)
DS Test Key (doc and pdf)
DS Test Paper (doc and pdf)
Essay Planner (doc and pdf)

This unit is for high school or advanced middle school students. Enjoy!
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