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Welcome to the reading strategy enhanced version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book, The Hound of the Baskervilles, this book has been redesigned to help you with this famous fictional work.

If you have been having trouble understanding what is going on when you read a book, then it is important to change the way you read a book. This book should help you practice with a number of strategies as you read with purpose and become an active reader. To read with a purpose you will have things to be thinking about as you begin to read a chapter and activities to do to help you better understand what you have read. Put together, these activities are useful in helping you practice, access, and organize information and better understanding your reading.

When you are Reading with Purpose, that means doing more than just reading the words in a chapter or section and hoping that you understand or remember it, but instead you start by thinking about what and why you are reading, even before you start reading. You might be thinking about what you already know about the book, predicting what you think a chapter is about, or looking for specific things like setting elements of where and when the story is taking place. The ideas here are to make your reading more active by you doing things about what you are reading. These activities help give you a purpose in your reading. For example let's start with why you are reading this book. I’m reading The Hound of the Baskervilles.....

  • to practice my reading
  • to get a good grade in my class
  • to pass the test about the book
  • to learn about gardening
  • for my own pleasure
  • I heard about the story and it sounded fun
  • because it looked interesting
  • because I’m bored

Did any of those reasons fit for why you are about to begin reading this book? If so then you have identified your reading purpose for this book and have done a reading strategy - you have stated your purpose in reading this book.

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reading; strategies; strategy; reading strategy; classics; Sherlock Holmes; middle school; high school; OER; open educational resources


Education | Secondary Education

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Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930. Hound of the Baskervilles -- Reading; Young adult fiction -- History and criticism -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Reading (Secondary) -- Activity programs; Reading comprehension -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Activity programs; Reading comprehension -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Audio-visual aids; Oral interpretation of fiction -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Activity programs; Learning strategies -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Activity programs

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The Hound of the Baskervilles: Annotated with Reading Strategies