Sherlock Holmes | The Five Orange Pips | Readers Theater Script | Mystery Unit

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Detective Fiction - Readers Theater Script "The Five Pips" based on the short story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Readers Theater Reading Strategy: Chunked original text helps students keep track of characters, organize ideas, and analyze text;  improving student engagement and reading comprehension. Click HERE to learn more.

Alternative to "Popcorn" Reading. Use for guided reading, classroom play, skits, drama/theater unit, choral reading, virtual theater, breakout groups, or learning centers.


Holmes and Watson must help a man who has been receiving mysterious orange seeds. *(Note: This story mentions the KKK)

6 Reading Parts - Narrator, John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, John Openshaw,

Uncle Elias Openshaw, Joseph Openshaw


- 16-page Readers Theater Script

- Pre-reading Quick Write

- Post-reading Discussion Questions

Use as One-Act Play and/or Readers Theater for the upper grades. Adapted to script form from the original short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Contains original text. ATOS Book Level: 7.7

Fun reading strategy to improve close reading and comprehension skills. Help students with reading, speaking, and listening skills.

Works well for performing arts, public speaking, Mystery, British Literature, and/or Short Story units.

Use as quick and easy skit for Drama Club, English classroom, or ELD classes.

Great for building self-esteem and self-concept. Encouraging to students who enjoy acting as well as reluctant readers.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.


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