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Participate in Holmes!
Participate in Holmes!
There are many ways in which librarians and teachers can participate in the One Book/One Community program planned for Spring 2019! Download this list and start planning now!
Web Resources: Sherlock and The Hound of the Baskervilles
Web Resources: Writing and Reading Comprehension
PBS NOW Classroom
In this lesson, PBS NOW provides a learning activity and downloadable handout to improve and discuss general reading comprehension.
Purdue Online Writing Lab: Fiction Writing Basics
Purdue University provides free writing resources ranging from citation assistance and guides on the basics of writing fiction.
The Making of a Mystery Lesson Plan
Scholastic provides teachers with a guide for creating a mystery writing lesson plan which includes a “Planning Your Mystery Worksheet” and an “Ingredients for a Mystery Checklist.” (Grades 3-5)
- How did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle create a sense of intrigue and mystery with the story of Sir Hugo and the Hound? How else could he have told that story to the reader?
- What were the benefits of having Dr. John Watson investigate at Dartmoor without Sherlock Holmes? What are the benefits of having Watson narrate this story?
- How does this story explore the clashing of the scientific and the supernatural? Does one win out over the other in the end?
- What are the characteristics of the story’s female characters? How do Doyle’s depictions of them compare to his depictions of the male characters?
- How is Dr. John Watson a worthy foil of Sherlock Holmes in the story?
- Moriarty is known as Sherlock’s greatest nemesis. Is the antagonist of this story, Jack Stapleton, a worthy nemesis to Sherlock Holmes? Why or why not?
- Why are stories about crime, especially about murder, so prolific? What do themes do these stories explore which can’t be found in other genres?
VerbalWorkout.com provides a list of vocabulary words from the book, definitions, and sample sentences within the story.
• Literature Criticism Online (Gale) | literary criticism
• Literature Resource Center (Gale) | literary criticism
• LitFinder (Gale) | full text primary sources
• Scribner's Writers Series | author biographies
• Twayne's Authors Series | authors' lives and works