1. Using the online resources, students are asked to find out information about the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle and put it in a spidergram with Spider Diagram Maker.
2. Teacher explains students what a detective story/thriller is about: themes, plot, examples of detective stories and famous detectives.
Students make a poster with the key words characterizing the detective story/thriller genre(suspense, mystery, detective, police) using Pic Collage. They can also use suggestive pictures (group work).
3. Students are given a worksheet with an adapted fragment from the story `The hound of the Baskervilles` by A. C. Doyle and are asked to read it in tandems ( `When I got…..I really think you will be more comfortable out here than inside`) . Teacher explains difficult words. Then, some students may act out the fragment.
4. Using Pixton Comic Maker students are asked to play the detective and write a dialogue between Sherlock Holmes and Watson speculating on the murderer and continuing the fragment they have just read. Then, students present their dialogues to their classmates (pair work).
5. Using Story Jumper students are asked to imagine and write the description of an exciting scene from a film or book referring to the people in the scene, the place, the time of the day and colours, the action (group work). Then, the outcomes are presented to the others.