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Solve a mystery and find a home at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Enhance instruction and allow for much deeper conversations to keep students engaged. Imagine who the character of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will be and what role she will play in the story. Put the Kincaid children's actions in the correct order they occurred as they ran away. Find a simile used to describe how hungry the children are in the book. Invent a character and write a letter similar to what Mrs. Frankweiler does at the beginning of the novel. Draw a map of the children's journey in the style of a plot pyramid. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a Newbery Medal winning story about two young children who run away from home. Twelve-year-old Claudia and nine-year-old Jamie run away to New York using an old unused adult ticket for the train. The pair find themselves living in the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art by hiding in the bathrooms when the Museum closes. While there, they become interested in Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and her recent purchase of the marble statue of an angel on display at the Museum. They use the rest of their money to visit the woman in Connecticut. Their trip leads to them discovering the secret behind the angel statue.
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This was a great resource! So many useful activities!
The variety of activities is an excellent addition to our class discussion and provides much needed material when I have unexpected sub coverage.
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I like how there are questions and activities for before reading each chapter. Very thorough.
Fantastic material to go along with literary read. Easy to use and choose which activity fits bests with reading for that day.
Great Resource for this novel! THANK YOU!
This is a great resource to use with this novel. It helps keep the students focused on key events.
I used this the first year I taught this novel and I LOVED how easy it was to use.
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Activities were engaging and my students loved them.
So happy to have found this product. It kept my students engaged throughout the entire novel. Thanks!
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perfect for small group and individualized work.
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Great resource! I am using it with my whole class as an end-of-year lit unit. They are having fun and learning at the same time, thanks!
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My students love this book and year after year they come back to me telling me how much they remembered about reading the book. Your activities helped enhance my instruction and kept the students engaged and wanting more!
Love the activities to keep learning interesting and different. This will be our third novel study this year and the students viewed some of this unit's resources and are so excited.
Great Resource! Love the activities that go with the novel!
Helps with our class literature circles. Thanks!
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