Written by Catherine Caldwell & Mary B. Collins
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.
18 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There is a group theme project in this unit. Students will divide into pairs based upon a common investigative interest. Each pair will research a particular aspect of art or history that they select, thereby becoming the class expert on that topic. Each group will then develop an original product
based on their study. A presentation day is scheduled in the unit so that students may benefit from one another’s work and practice their public speaking skills.
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The detailed writing assignment sheets guide students through the assignments. The first assignment is to give a personal response to an article in The New York Times. In the second assignment students inform Claudia (via letter) about plans they are making and ask for her advice, since she is a planning expert. In the third writing assignment, students write a letter as Mrs. Frankweiler to Mr. and Mrs. Kincaid to persuade them to be lenient on the children when they return home.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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