THE SHERLOCK FILES # 1! The 100-Year Old Secret! by Tracy Barrett

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4th - 7th, Homeschool
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THE SHERLOCK FILES # 1! The 100-Year Old Secret! by Tracy Barrett

"Your great-great-great grandfather's name was---."
"Sherlock Holmes!" Xander turned a shing face toward Xena. "We're related to Sherlock Holmes! How awesome is that!" from The 100-Year-Old Secret

When Xena and Xander move with their mom and dad to London, a strange message written in disappearing ink leads them into a dangerous trap and a 100-year old mystery. In their detective work, they discover that they are the great-great-great grandchildren of the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. When they turn up his casebook of unsolved crimes, they decide to take up where he left off.

The 100-Year-Old-Secret is the first of a series in The Sherlock Files mysteries. Lots of fun and problem solving await the reader. Written at a 4th grade level with a high interest story line, the story is accessible to a wide range of readers.

The Kids Wings Literature Guide for THE SHERLOCK FILES # 1! The 100-Year Old Secret comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF formats for ease and excellence in printing and projecting.

The activities in this unit include:

* Pre-reading Discussion Cards

* Anticipation Guide

* 2-page Readers’ Theater Introduction

* A Detective Casebook

* Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions,

* Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities,

* Making Lists,

* Sentence Building,

* Spinner Research on England,

* Other Visual Memory Games,

* Building Realistic Fiction,

* Crossword Puzzle,

* Detecting Number--Math Challenges,

* Writing Post Cards,

* Detecting Order (Sequence),

* Art Show Logic Puzzle,

* Answer Keys


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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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