The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Everything in this “experience guide” comes from our unique sensory workshops on From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. It’s packed with hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes. When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.
LitWits Explorer’s Guides are web pages packed with downloadables—templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. (Here’s a sample, for a different book.) Because our guides live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates!
The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler includes:
- sensory prop suggestions, with photos
- creative project and activity ideas, with photos
- printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
- takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
- printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
- research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
- great quotes from the book, where copyright allows
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This guide is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.
Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.” At a bare minimum, the use of this guide helps meet these Common Core goals:
Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC. All LitWits Explorer’s Guides are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.
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If you’d like complete directions for this project, and the topics that go with it, get The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler! Your kids can plan and budget their own Kincaidian escapes, correct Jamie’s grammar, take a virtual tour of Michelangelo’s most famous work, plot their way through Manhattan, ponder a real-life sculpture mystery, dine on Automat-Frankweiler fare, pitch a grant proposal to a somewhat intimidating Mrs. Frankweiler, pair up some odd words, and so much more!!
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