What Characterizes A Detective? Template

Updated: 3/1/2019
What Characterizes A Detective? Template
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Detective Fiction Lesson Plans

Elements of Detective Fiction

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

Many students may already be familiar with the traditional format of detective fiction stories before they begin reading one. Popular TV shows make use of this format all the time, from the lead detectives with a strict moral code, to a brilliant solution that wraps up the case. Many enthusiasts of the genre trace its beginnings back to Edgar Allan Poe, and its true flourishing to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes series. The detective fiction genre is characterized by specific characters and themes, and follows a traditional format.


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Storyboard Description

Use this Detective Characteristics Template to analyze characters in detective fiction!

Storyboard Text

  • ASKED TO RESTORE SOMETHING
  • MODERN MYTHOLOGICAL HERO
  • PRIVATE EYE: ALL-SEEING
  • DEFEATS WITH LANGUAGE
  • WELL-EDUCATED, SOPHISTICATED
  • SUPERIOR ABILITIES
  • DETECTIVE'S NAME
  • PHYSICAL STRENGTH, PROWESS