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#1 Milknhoney

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:04 PM

We'll be finishing up our current read-aloud this week (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Ds12 wants to read a Sherlock Holmes book next. I've never read one before. Is there one in particular that is good for young readers?



#2 Lori D.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:43 PM

A Study in Scarlet, followed by Sign of Four, introduce the characters/world of Sherlock Holmes, but, IMO, those are NOT the very best works of that "world". I think the short stories in the collection (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) that follows those two longer works has the most engaging stories, especially the stories of:

- "The Red-Headed League"

- "A Scandal in Bohemia"

- "The Blue Carbuncle"

- "The Speckled Band"

 

 

For more opinions and ideas, check out these past threads:

Sherlock Holmes short stories - a new question (which to start with)

Sherlock Holmes (stories) - which for a 6th grader to start with

What's your favorite Sherlock Holmes for pre/early-teens?

Which Sherlock Holmes story for 5th and 8th grades?

Sherlock Holmes for a 5th grader? (who just finished Hound of the Baskervilles; which next)

Sherlock Holmes - which titles to read first?

What are your favorite Sherlock Holmes short stories?


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:27 PM

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

I'm pretty sure I haven't said it yet this year, so here goes:

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 06:37 PM

I'd start with the Adventures.  It doesn't take away from the stories to read Study later, IMO, in fact I think knowiong Holms and Watson a little makes the story a little more funny.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:50 PM

I think The Speckeled Band is a great story to start with (whichever collected works you are using).

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:31 AM

We are using WTM's Writing with Skill. They use a passage from the story The Hounds of Baskervilles. My son became so interested in the story from the writing lesson that he checked the book out from the library. He really enjoyed it! Audible had a special on all the Sherlock Holmes stories. I was able to get them all for $4.95. However, my son said he enjoyed reading it as he said it gave him the chance to read over the story carefully. I also must say that particular story sounds fascinating. I had to check his work, and I too want to read that story now! 


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:32 AM

We are using WTM's Writing with Skill. They use a passage from the story The Hounds of Baskervilles. My son became so interested in the story from the writing lesson that he checked the book out from the library. He really enjoyed it! Audible had a special on all the Sherlock Holmes stories. I was able to get them all for $4.95. However, my son said he enjoyed reading it as he said it gave him the chance to read over the story carefully. I also must say that particular story sounds fascinating. I had to check his work, and I too want to read that story now! 

 

Welcome to the board, Lizzytra!  I love your pic!   :thumbup1:

 

DD is reading The Hound of the Baskervilles this week.