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Sherlock Holmes Lesson Unit Bundle

Sherlock Holmes Lesson Unit Bundle
Sherlock Holmes Lesson Unit Bundle
Sherlock Holmes Lesson Unit Bundle
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This bundle contains background information, reading questions, worksheets, quizzes, and culminating activities that will make teaching Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories easy! This zip folder includes:

1. An introductory PowerPoint presentation:
- Information on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the setting of the Sherlock Holmes stories, and details about the character of Holmes

2. "A Study in Scarlet," Chapter 1 (which I read to the students to introduce the unit; it can stand on its own):
- 8 reading questions (with answer key)

3. "A Scandal in Bohemia":
- 12 reading questions (with answer key)
- 8-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)

4. "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle":
- 14 reading questions (with answer key)
- Worksheet that requires students to identify the details in this story related to several common detective story elements
- 7-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)

5. "The Adventure of the Dancing Men":
- 15 reading questions (with answer key)
- 9-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)

6. "The Man with the Twisted Lip":
- Brief introductory PowerPoint about the history of opium dens and
- 11 reading questions (with answer key)
- Worksheet that requires students to write a descriptive article based on the story
- 8-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)

7. Culminating Activities:
- Worksheet for students to evaluate any Sherlock Holmes story against the typical criteria of detective stories
- Prompts for creating character cards to add to Holmes' files
- Rubric for an essay evaluating an Holmes story against typical criteria of detective stories, or using those same criteria to write an original story
- A template for a brochure about "How to Holmes," which requires students to use details from the stories they read to write about topics including "Analytical Reasoning," "The Wit and Wisdom of Sherlock Holmes," and "How to Keep Your Mind Sharp"

8. Puzzles to Encourage Critical Thinking and Observation
- Lateral thinking puzzles (with answer key)
- Inspiration for creating an observation test based on one's own school

The Sherlock Holmes stories are available in the public domain. I've read and taught many of the short stories, and the ones referenced here have provided the best material to work with in class and have been the students' favorites.

Also, download my free "Sherlock Holmes (2009) Movie Analysis" worksheet from the BritLitWit store!

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2 Weeks

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Sherlock Holmes Lesson Unit Bundle
Sherlock Holmes Lesson Unit Bundle
Sherlock Holmes Lesson Unit Bundle