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Sherlock Holmes Unit Bundle

Sherlock Holmes Unit Bundle
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Keywords: Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," "The Man with the Twisted Lip"

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 product includes:

1. An introductory PowerPoint presentation:
- Information on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the setting of the Sherlock Holmes stories, details about the character of Holmes, and a description of Holmes’ “science of deduction,” which students will analyze in the stories.

2. "A Study in Scarlet," Chapter 1 (which provides the background information about the characters of Holmes and Watson)
- PDF of full text (in public domain)
- 8 reading questions (with answer key)

3. "A Scandal in Bohemia":
- PDF of full text (in public domain)
- 12 reading questions (with answer key)
- 8-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)

4. "The Adventure of the Dancing Men":
- 15 reading questions (with answer key)
- Deduction log worksheet that guides students to identify what Holmes observes and learns about the problem, what he deduces, and what truth emerges after he’s eliminated the impossible (with answer key)
- 9-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)
- Cryptogram puzzle to give the experience of working on the type of mystery Holmes solves in the story

5. "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle":
- 14 reading questions (with answer key)
- Deduction log worksheet that guides students to identify what Holmes observes and learns about the problem, what he deduces, and what truth emerges after he’s eliminated the impossible (with answer key)
- 7-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)

6. "The Man with the Twisted Lip":
- Brief introductory PowerPoint about the history of opium dens
- 11 reading questions (with answer key)
- Deduction log worksheet that guides students to identify what Holmes observes and learns about the problem, what he deduces, and what truth emerges after he’s eliminated the impossible (with answer key)
- 8-question multiple choice quiz (with answer key)

7. Culminating Activities:
Use one or multiple!
- Watson’s Case Files project: Use this with any Sherlock Holmes stories! (Students can all work on the same story or you can assign a different story to each student/group.) This project includes a detailed rubric/directions sheet and templates for reporter’s notes, suspect description sheet, a case review (to evaluate whether the story meets the typical criteria for a good detective story), and peer review sheets that facilitate showcasing their projects.
- Literary Analysis Essay/Creative Writing assignment: Rubric directs students to evaluate whether a Holmes story meets the typical criteria of detective stories, or they can use those same criteria to write an original detective story.
- A template for writing 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

9. Bonus: Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie) analysis worksheet: Students compare the movie to the stories.
Total Pages
67 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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