Writing a Sherlock Holmes Response Paper

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Objective

SWBAT explain how the Sherlock Holmes short stories define the modern detective genre.

Big Idea

What elements in a short story define its genre.

Lesson Overview

This lesson is part of a short unit of lessons on Sherlock Holmes and detective fiction. In this lesson students will use the background information they've gathered about audience, genre, historical context, and author, to write a mini-analysis of a Sherlock Holmes story.

Writing about Sherlock Holmes

90 minutes

Students used the assignment sheet to write their analysis.