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The Hound of Baskervilles
Transcript of The Hound of Baskervilles
How can we use inference and deduction to understand character?
Sir Arthur conan doyle's
Draw the following table in your workbooks:
Look at the following images. As we go through the images I want you to think about what makes the image significant.
What do all of these images have in common? Answer this question with a minimum of five sentences in your workbook.
Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on May 22, 1859
While a medical student, he worked with Dr. Bell, who was exceptionally observant. Doyle thought he would write stories, said Doyle, "in which the hero would treat crime as Dr Bell treated disease and where science would take the place of chance."
The Hound of the Baskervilles was the third Sherlock Holmes novel and was published between 1901 - 1902 in a serialized magazine.
The following quotations are taken from the first chapter of
The Hound of the Baskervilles.
"It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as "Penang lawter." Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. "To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H," was engraved upon it with the date "1884.'"
"Because this stick, though originally a very handsome one has been knocked about that I can hardly imagine a town practitioner carrying it. The thick iron ferrule is worn down, so it is evident that he has done a great amount of walking with it."
"It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry -- dignified, solid, and reassuring."
We can tell a lot about a person based on his/her possessions.
Using your powers of deduction and inference I would like you to come up with a description of Dr. Mortimer based on the information we've received about his walking stick.
Think not only about his appearance but also his profession. What type of doctor is he? How old is he? Where might he live? You are creating a character profile so please be creative.
Read the first chapter of
The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Is your prediction about Dr. Mortimer correct?
Your job now is to create a character profile of Sherlock Holmes and Watson based on the information you've gathered from the first chapter.
Think about every aspect of their being. What might each one look like? How does each one's actions contribute to building a character? What type of person is Sherlock compared to Watson? How would you describe this person to someone who has never read the book or had any experience with these characters before.
Evidence and Clues
LQ: What evidence is most important in the case of Charles' death? What inferences can be made about his death.
As we discovered last lesson there is a lot to the mystery surrounding the Hound of the Baskervilles.
We know that the latest of the Baskervilles to die is Charles Baskerville. He is the reason that Sherlock and Watson have taken on this case.
We are going to read Chapter 3 out loud and gather evidence based on the text. I need one person to read for Watson (including the narration), a reader for Sherlock's lines and a reader for Dr. Mortimer's lines.
What are the relevant clues that the reader gets for the Baskerville case?
I have prepared a selection of clues for you to examine based on what Dr Mortimer has told us.
Can you try to deduce what may have happened to the unfortunate gentleman on the fateful night?
Create a storyboard of the Legend of the Hound.
Use the extract for help but there should be at least 6 frames in your storyboard.
DUE: Next lesson
LQ: What are the key features of different types of newspaper articles?
We are going to focus on Chapter Four today and how Sherlock Holmes deduces information from different sources.
There are three main types of narrative style in literature:
) First Person:
a type of narration where the plot is narrated by a character within the story. The reader experiences the story through his/her perspective; using pronouns such as 'I' or 'we.'
Third Person Limited:
Third person limited point of view is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally. It is a fly on the wall type narration.
Third person omniscient:
Third person omniscient is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story, as opposed to third person limited, which adheres closely to one character's perspective.
Through whose perspective is The Hound of the Baskervilles told? How do we know? What is the effect?
What do we know about John Watson based on his narration? Do we get any character development?
In groups of three you are going to receive a newspaper/tabloid to analyze. You are also going to receive a checklist. You must go through the paper and see how many examples of newspaper/tabloid features you can find.
Now that we've read the newspaper article you must write down three bullet points explaining how Holmes knew the letter was from the Times.
What is the difference between a TABLOID and a BROADSHEET/NEWSPAPER?
What type of paper do you have?
Create your own
We need to be threes and separated around the room.
Each group will have a type of newspaper from which to create their letter.
Cut and paste
using cut outs from different articles create a letter from you to another person.
Try to use groups of words where possible.
Swap and Share
another group will read your letter and deduce which newspaper it is from.
Learning Question: How does Arthur Conan Doyle use setting to create tension?
Look at the following images of moors. What can you tell me about the atmosphere that is created by the landscapes?
We are now going to finish reading Chapter 6. I will read the chapter to you. Please make note of the setting and how it affects the reader as well as the atmosphere of the story.
Write a 50 word description of the moor from memory.
Challenge: You can not use letters that begin with H.
What do we mean by language features?
What are the key language features Conan Doyle uses to create the atmosphere of the Moor?
Look again at the extract in front of you. Then, look at the language features below. For each one, find an example from the extract, where the writer is trying to create an ATMOSPHERE
The words and phrases a writer uses to create a particular impression; including figurative language, imagery and other techniques common to literary texts.
Adjectives: describing words
Imagery: an image created through the use of language
Pathetic Fallacy: when the setting reflects the mood (weather reflecting the mood for example)
Personification: giving an inanimate object human-like qualities
Similies: comparison using 'like' or 'as'
Using your description of the moor you will now draw a map of the moor from The Hound of the Baskervilles. Due tomorrow.
How can I write about Conan Doyle's use of setting in Chapter 6?
In pairs look at the quotation I have provided. You will have 3 minutes to come up with a description of this setting as well as tell me the mood created by this setting.
Looking at the extract from yesterday, where are the examples of figurative language in Conan Doyle's writing?
You are going to be writing a FIVE paragraph essay exploring the effect of language on creating atmosphere and mood in The Hound of the Baskervilles.
You will need to have an INTRODUCTION paragraph, THREE BODY paragraphs (PEE paragraphs) and a CONCLUSION paragraph.
You will be answering the following question in an essay question format:
How does Arthur Conan Doyle build atmosphere and create tension for the reader in this extract?
This lesson is going to be a planning and preparation lesson. You will write the good copy of the assessment when you have finished the rough copy and have had it edited (peer or self).
Suspicion and tension
How does Conan Doyle create suspicious characters?
In pairs you have two minutes to come up with as many features of a detective story as you can. What do you think makes a good detective story?
A GOOD DETECTIVE STORY CONTAINS...
A DETECTIVE - someone to solve the mystery
A MYSTERY - some event or happening that causes concern or suspicion.
A VICTIM - something has to happen to someone.
A SIDEKICK - someone to help the detetcive and the audience.
MISDIRECTION - a series of unfortunate events that cause confusion.
How does Arthur Conan Doyle create suspects in Chapter 7?
You are going to put yourself in Watson's shoes. You are writing a letter to Sherlock describing the suspicious characters you have just met.
Remember that Sherlock has not met these two people so you will need to give a detailed description as well as explain why they are suspicious to Watson and what he plans to do about it.
How can we compare the Stapleton siblings? What is significant about each of them?
You are going to be focusing on Speaking and Listening Assessment Focuses for this assessment.
In groups of four you are going to be staging an interrogation. Within your group you are going to adopt the roles of Sherlock, Watson, Miss Stapleton and Mr. Stapleton.
Your task as a group is to come up with a scene involving Sherlock and Watson questioning the Stapletons about their involvement in the case of The Hound of the Baskervilles. You are going to have to devise a scene, using the last two chapters of the novel as prompts, where the Stapletons confess to their crimes and explain the events of the novel.
What do you think your success criteria might look like for this assessment?
A complete assessment will
1) be a minimum of 4-5 minutes long.
2) have a speaking role for everyone in the group.
3) follow the plot and use evidence from the text to support your statements.
4) a minimum of 8 rehearsed questions.
5) have completed planning sheets submitted with your list of questions.
6) Distinct characters created and maintained.