Writing A Summary - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Middle schoolers explore short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this literature lesson, students read one of his short stories listed and then summarize the story in a written piece.
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After Reading: "Plot the Plot" Activity in the Library Media Class
"Plot the plot" of "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" with your young readers. Take a few days to read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story as a class or in pairs, having learners write down what they consider to be the most important...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
501 Writing Prompts
Never again will you need to worry about coming up with a writing prompt! This packet contains, as it says, 501 prompts that are suitable for fourth graders on up. The prompts are paired into four categories (persuasive, expository,...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who IS Sherlock Holmes?
Who wears a Inverness cape, a dear-stalker hat, and smokes a calabash pipe? Why, it's elementary. It's Sherlock Homes, of course. But are these clues drawn from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories or from adaptations? Trace the evolution of...
5 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom
This abstract for an instructional unit using three-minute mysteries, stories by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe includes a short history of detective fiction, sample plans, and suggestions for exercises and activities...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (As seen by my 7th Grade English Class Students)
Elementary, my dear Watson! After reading Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, seventh graders analyze traits and behavior of Sherlock Holmes, Watson, and other important characters. The lesson plan includes a few discussion...
7th - 8th English Language Arts