Build analytical reading and writing skills through an in-depth novel study by classic author Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle. The children will read the novel, discuss, research, watch and compare movie and TV versions, role-play, analyse and write. These two detective novels examine the friendship between Holmes and Watson and how they use their courage and incredible detective skills to defeat criminals and demons.
Read and examine chapters of the story
Learn about the characters and how personalities change and develop
Analyse language features and techniques
Research the life of famous Scottish author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Compare and contrast characters from the stories
Learn how quotes provide evidence
Hot seating – character role play and drama scenario activities
Examine inference, plot, setting, atmosphere, narrative and structure
Watch TV and movie versions of Sherlock Holmes and make comparisons
Choose from a range of follow-up writing activities
Students can rent copies of “Hound of the Baskervilles” and “The Sign of Four” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (retold and summarized by Tony Evans) for $10 for the whole term. Students must be prepared to read some chapters at home. They will also need their own laptop.
Warning: the subject matter contains themes for older children
3 hours per week for 8 weeks
10-13 year olds