by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a Pastiche is : a literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work; also : such stylistic imitation. This could be a fan driven creation or it could be an intentional parody created by a professional. We used the pastiche tales as a cross curricular activity in English in our Sherlock Holmes Media Guide.
Exposing your students to pastiche is an excellent way to foster critical thinking skills. Staying on the Sherlock Holmes theme, look at the BBC contemporary retelling of the tales in their new series Sherlock vs. the CBS pastiche Elementary
What are student thoughts on the original tales vs these new tales?