The Hound of the Baskervilles

Devil's agent or big, nasty dog? Introduce young readers to The Hound of the Baskervilles, with an audio retelling of one of Sherlock Holmes' most famous crime novels. Learners listen to the tale and observe Holmes' deduction methods.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask listeners to create a list of unfamiliar words then provide definitions appropriate to the sentence's context
  • Provide class members with the link and assign the reading/listening as homework
  • Have pupils follow along with the provided text as they listen to the story
Classroom Considerations
  • The comment section is open to the public
  • Requires computers with internet access
  • If listening in class, provide users with earphones
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The audio format can be played from a browser or downloaded onto a computer
  • Audio makes the story accessible to varying reading levels and English language learners
  • The chapter format permits readers to set their own pace
Cons
  • None