The Hound of the Baskervilles: Study Guide

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Sherlock Holmes may have been the greatest detective in literary history. A study guide for The Hound of the Baskervilles introduces a story featuring the famous detective before sharing activities related to the text. Readers complete a series of vocabulary activities, and then write their own mysteries inspired by the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read another Sherlock Holmes story to compare and contrast with The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Tell a group mystery story with each member of the class contributing a line to keep the story going
Classroom Considerations

  • The plot of the play contains some mature content, such as use of alcohol and tobacco
Pros

  • Addresses the audience/actor relationship as part of its theater curriculum
  • Provides fun facts about the novel to help pique interest
Cons

  • Lacks a rubric to assess the mystery story assignment