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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wacky Week Wednesday – Sherlock Holmes Week 11/1-6


221b Baker Street is the home of the famous detective Sherlock Homes. Of course, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but everyone knows this man Holmes. He is famous for his shrewd, analytical methods of deduction which he uses to solve cases.
Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson first appeared in Doyle's 1887 A Study in Scarlet. Sherlock Holmes is listed in the Guinness World Records as the “most portrayed movie character” with over 200 films and more than 70 actors playing the part of Holmes. The most definitive Holmes, according to many critics and fans, is Jeremy Britt who portrayed the detective in four series as well as on stage.

Here are a couple of good mystery books:
http://www.amazon.com/Alphabet-Mystery-Audrey-Wood/dp/0439443377
http://www.amazon.com/How-To-Detective-Dan-Waddell/dp/0763661422

Try this neat group activity:
Puzzle Hunt: Divide the students into groups. Make up clues for each group. Each clue will lead to a piece of a puzzle that the kids put together at the final spot. Glue the puzzle together for hanging in the classroom.

Please check out my Mysteries Thematic Centers and Worksheets Packet:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mysteries-Thematic-Centers-and-Worksheets-Common-Core-Aligned-765515
And my Mysteries Count & Clip Cards:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mysteries-Count-Clip-Cards-Common-Core-Aligned-909219







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