Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Inventor of Sherlock Holmes, Was Born

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Sherlock Holmes: Teaching English Through Detective Fiction
Objectives: Teaching English to low level students through the study of Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories featuring the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Grade Level: 9 (adaptable)
Subject: English / Language Arts/ Literature
Materials: Sherlock Holmes' films
Handouts: Questions for The Adventure of the Speckled Band.
Time Needed: As needed.
Provided by: Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute (Author: Pamela J. Greene)

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