Sir Conan Doyle Puzzle Page


Now available as a instant digital download on the 
Funschooling Press

The Sir Conan Doyle Puzzle Page has 3 fun word puzzles to do:

1 Word Find (12 words)

1 Word Scramble (11 words)

Cryptograms (4 Codes to break) – Dancing Men Code Font

The word find and scramble are based on the life of Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

This is an Instant Download – A Digital File. No physical item will be shipped.

Upon payment, you will receive:


1 – 2 page PDF file that includes:

1 – Full page with the following puzzles:  Word find, word scramble, and cryptogram (8.5 x 11).

1 – Answer page. 

Pages are not editable.

For personal use only. Print as many puzzles as you like, but do not resell this file or any printed material for profit.

For commercial use, please contact me directly.

Copyright © by Fran W and Funschooling Press. All rights reserved.

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The Poe Project

I’m pleased to announce a brand new publication is available in my Etsy store, Funschooling Press, called The Poe Project‘.

The Poe Project is a 16 page Research Project and Activity based publication, written and developed by Fran Wisniewski.


This publication offers some interesting facts about Poe, more than 10 questions to start you on your learning journey, ideas to help spark your curiosity and help you express your creativity, and fun and inspiring family-friendly activities that include: A word find and cryptograms. The Poe Project offers printer-friendly templates, activities, and a coloring page.


The Poe Project is great for families who enjoy learning and playing together, self-directed learners, and anyone looking for activities related to learning about Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most famous classic authors in history, in a fun and informal way.


This one-of-a-kind publication contains: 

  • Facts about Poe’s life and accomplishments.
  • Leading questions to help get the learning process going. 
  • Poe inspired writing pages: One blank and one lined.
  • A word find and answer page.
  • Tips and suggestions for creating your own personalized Poe study. 
  • A printable information page to help you collect your thoughts.
  • Secret messages you can solve with a code I created for you.
  • A printable page of grids so you can design your own secret codes.
  • A printer-friendly page so you can create your own secret messages.
  • And a Poe coloring Page.
Plus, you have access to a time-saving resource page that’ll help get you started as soon as possible. 

Once you purchase your instant download, you’ll be able to begin your personal learning adventure.

I hope you’ll take the time to check out The Poe Project and get your copy today for $10!

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Arthur Miller

Wikipedia: Arthur Miller – Biographical information, legacy, Miller’s styles, and more.

Biography: Arthur Miller – Biographical information about Miller’s early life, marriage to Marilyn Monroe, and his works.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Author Miller Biography – Offers a short article about Miller’s life.

PBS: Arthur Miller Biography – Offers a short bit of info about Miller’s life and accomplishments.

YouTube: Arthur Miller Playlist – Interviews, movies, biographical information, plays and more.
Here’s one of the videos in the list.


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Irish & Celtic Folktales: Fairies

Timeless Myths: Faeries – Background info: Origins of Faeries and types. Fairy People: A list of faeries and a description.

LetterPile: Forgotten Fairies of Irish Folklore & A Guide To Irish Folk Tales – Articles.

Wikipedia: Fairy – Historical development, origin, Tuatha Dé Danann and more. Also, Classification of Fairies.

Ireland’s Eye: Hidden Ireland: A guide to Irish Fairies – Introduction – Look to the left of the screen for more information about Irish Fairies. This site offers short bits of info.

Project Gutenberg: Free, downloadable versions of the following books:

Irish

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. Yeats

The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Graves and George Denham

Irish Fairy Tales by Edmund Leamy

Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

Celtic


Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and John Dickson Batten

More Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and John Dickson Batten

Celtic Tales, Told to the Children by Louey Chisholm


Literature Network: Yeats: The Celtic Twilight – Free to read online.

LibriVox: Free audio versions.

The Celtic Twilight – Free to Download or listen on line.

Tales of Folk and Fairies by Katharine Pyle –  Listen to 15 Different children’s stories from around the world.

YouTube: Watch the Irish & Celtic Fairies Playlist. Listen to The Celtic Twilight by Yeats as well. Here’s one of the videos in the list.


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Free Online Classic Book Resources

The Literature Network – 3500 books, 4400 short stories and poems, and 260
authors to choose from.

Project Gutenberg – Offers over 53,000 free ebooks to download or read online.

Read.govClassic Books – Explore bygone eras, time-honored tales, and historical narratives.


Classic Literature – Classic literature, American authors, British authors, Project Gutenberg, and children’s picture books.


Literature.org: Authors – Classics at the online literature library.


Free Classic eBooks – Authors – Thousands of free pdf and prc (mobibook) ebooks of out-of-copyright classic literature.


Page by Page Books – Hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free!


LibriVox – Type in the name of the classic book you want to listen to, or its title.

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Poetry Foundation: A Visit from St. Nicholas
Poem by Clement Clark Moore

Wikipedia: A Visit from St. Nicholas
Information includes: The poem, plot, the history of the author and more.

Activity Village: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Printable poem. 

DLTK: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Printable mini book.

Messy Little Monster: Twas The Night Before Christmas Footprint Craft – Use your child’s footprint for this activity.

Videos

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Gothic Literature, Authors, & Legends

The Raven

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Learn about the man who wrote Dracula, and read or listen to the book.


Edgar Allan Poe – Learn about the man who wrote classic short stories and poems such as, “The Raven”, “Tell Tale Heart”, and “The Gold Bug” and read or listen to these and other timeless tales.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Find out how Frankenstein was inspired and a little about Shelley’s life. Read or listen to the book as well.

Washington Irving – Known for his classic stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”, find out more about the man who wrote them and read or listen to his stories.

Dr. Jekyll &  Mr. Hyde – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde resources include: Downloadable versions of the original book, audio book files, chemistry experiments, and videos. Videos include a silent 1931 version and a cartoon version of this story.

The Legend of The Headless Horseman – Resources include links and videos based on the legend of the Headless Horseman. Videos include cartoons and music based on this character.



The Grim Reaper – Information about the Grim Reaper and cultural icons of death.

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Sherlock Holmes Resource Page

The Adventure of Silver Blaze

Wikipedia: Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle, & Canon of Sherlock Holmes

British Heritage: Sherlock Holmes

MysteryNet.com: Sherlock Holmes:  Stories – 24 Full-Text versions of the original Sherlock Homes Adventures.

Smithsonian: London: The Mystery of 221B Baker Street – Article with pictures.

The Literature Network: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Scroll down to the bottom of the page to read stories on line.

Gutenberg: Books by Arthur Conan Doyle – Downloadable versions of various books written by Doyle.

Videos



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The Legend of The Headless Horseman

Painting by John Quidor (1858)
The following information is intended for educational purposes only …some content may not be suitable for all audiences.

Wikipedia: The following information can be found on this site.

The Headless Horseman – Information based on European folklore and other cultures.
The Headless Horseman(Legend of Sleepy Hollow) – Information based on the fictional character from the book, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, by Washington Irving.

American Folklore – The Headless Horseman: A New York Ghost Story
Site includes a written and audio version of the story.

The Origin of the Headless Horseman: Merritt Hill and the Battle of White Plains –  Photos and information.

LibriVox: The Headless Horseman
Various Audio Versions – Written by Washington Irving
The Headless Horseman – A Strange Tale of Texas  by Thomas Mayne Reid(1818-1883) – Listen to the story, or download the book.

Grade Saver: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Study Guide – Information about the book,  book summary,character list, and glossary.

Fran’s World of Discovery: Washington Irving Research Project – Links related to the author of the Headless Horseman and Rip Van Winkle

AZ Coloring: Headless Horseman Coloring Page – Site offers a variety of pictures to print and color.

Disney Song Lyrics: The Headless Horseman – Lyrics to the song.

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde


Wikipedia: Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde and Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1931_film) – Historical information.

Online Literature: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Downloadable ebook.

Librivox: Free Audio File
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Standard Reading
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dramatic Reading

Literature Guides


Sparknotes: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Literature guide and summary.

Grade Savers: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Study guide: Summary, character list, and glossary.

Chemistry Experiments


About: Chemistry – Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids – More then 15 Experiments are offered on this site.

A2Z Home’s Cool: Chemistry Experiments For Kids – A variety of chemistry experiments using household items.

Videos



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