This is a worksheet and Powerpoint to be used with the Core Classics version of "The Speckled Band." It includes vocabulary words, questions during reading, and questions after reading. The worksheet is four pages. The Powerpoint has a slide on the characteristics of detective stories. It can easily be edited to meet your class's needs. In my classroom, I am teaching my students the components of a good discussion. As we are discussing in class, students are expected to be engaged in what we are doing and reflecting on their answers and adding in anything they may be missing. I review the worksheets and give them the final grade after they have had a chance to self-evaluate. A self-evaluating checklist is included on the worksheet.