Sherlock Holmes | The Man With the Twisted Lip | Readers Theater Script

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Short Story Reader's Theater Script for "The Man With the Twisted Lip" based on
a story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Includes Readers Theater Script, Writing Prompt, Discussion Questions, Word Search with Answer Key, and Print & Digital Graphic Organizer. Use for British Literature, Mystery, Short Story, 19th Century Literature, or Detective Fiction Lesson.

*Respected financier Neville St Clair disappeared after his wife saw him in the window of an opium den. Holmes and Watson discover the truth behind the man with the twisted lip.

10 Reading Parts - Narrator, John Watson, Mary Watson, Kate Whitney, Isa Whitney, Sherlock Holmes, Mrs. St Clair, Inspector Bradstreet, Neville St Clair, Constable


  • Readers Theater Script
  • Pre-reading Quick Write
  • Post-reading Discussion Questions
  • Digital & Print Graphic Organizer
  • Word Search Puzzle

**This short story involves drug use and a scene that takes place in an opium den.


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.

Use as a One-Act Play and/or Reader's Theater for the upper grades. Adapted to script form from the original short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Contains original text.

Related Resources:

Sherlock Holmes - "Sherlock Holmes Short Story Bundle - Readers Theater Scripts, Escape Room Game"

Introduction to Sherlock Holmes Presentation for PowerPoint

Sherlock Holmes - The Man With the Twisted Lip - Word Search Puzzle


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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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