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hands-on project & activity ideas | printable templates & prompts
sensory prop suggestions | takeaway topics
academic handouts and keys
The Mixed Up Files of Mrs.Basil E. Frankweiler
Preview of The LitWits Kit for FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER by E L KONIGSBURG1Preview of The LitWits Kit for FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER by E L KONIGSBURG3Preview of The LitWits Kit for FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER by E L KONIGSBURG4Preview of The LitWits Kit for FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER by E L KONIGSBURG5Preview of The LitWits Kit for FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER by E L KONIGSBURG6Preview of The LitWits Kit for FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER by E L KONIGSBURG8

From the Mixed-up Files…

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$18.00

Experience From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler with your students in fun, meaningful ways! Your kids can plan (and budget) their own Kincaidian escapes, correct Jamie’s grammar, take a virtual tour of Michelangelo’s most famous work, hide their own rare sketch in a mixed-up file, 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!

Everything in this kit comes from our unique sensory workshops on From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.  It includes project and activity ideas, templates and prompts, prop suggestions, supportive links, discussion topics, academic handouts, and more. It’s ideal for ages 8-12, but it’s highly adaptable. Scroll down to get more details and a free idea with template.

Members choose one free kit each month, and get 30% off all others! Join us for just $9/month.

The LItWits Kit for FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER by KonigsburgThe LitWits Kit for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

This isn’t a study guide — it’s an experience kit! 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 Kits are virtual products, but they’re packed with downloadables — templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. Because our kits live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates!

The LitWits Kit 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

Want a glimpse of our sensory style? Scroll down to get a free project template!

Ages/Grades
This kit 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 kit helps meet these Common Core goals:

THIRD GRADE Common Core Alignment
FOURTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
FIFTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
SIXTH GRADE Common Core Alignment

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

FROM MIXED FILES FRANKWEILER Konigsburg - LITWITS - free template

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Turn your kids into mysterious benefactresses with this this file folder template! They’ll love drawing and hiding their own “Angel” inside, to be discovered and wondered over someday.

If you’d like complete directions for this project, and the topics that go with it, get The LitWits Kit 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!!

Sign up for free below, and we’ll send you our file folder template right away.

Here are a few options for classroom teachers and homeschoolers. Decide what works best for your classroom or family!

Pull projects, activities, and handouts as needed to stimulate interest, reinforce a concept, or take a break from reading.

Use a suggested prop to trigger a conversation. Ask your kids if they know what the item is, and why it’s significant in the story. You might discover a theme together!

Casually bring up a question from a handout at recess or over dinner, and let the discussion grow from there. Take advantage of tangential learning opportunities!

Do the projects and activities as the book is being read, or after as a reward.

Use one or more prop ideas to support specific learning goals, such as spelling or social studies.

Have your kids research a particular prop in more depth – learn its history and usage, and write a report.

Enjoy the arts and crafts projects as a family or in an after-care group.

Set up the book display in the classroom or living room, and invite your kids to contribute their own story-related items each day.

 

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Kits are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

1 review for From the Mixed-up Files…

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Oh so many wonderful memories came flooding back when I saw this book listed as a LitWits kit. A childhood favorite, I was eager to share it with my own children. Aside from one natural, enthusiastic reader, I have two who prefer audio and one who is a reluctant reader.

    The LitWits kit helped me bridge that gap by engaging them with various sensory activities while discussing the book’s themes. Of course, the all important Bookbites (food!) helps immensely.

    Even if the book is not written for older teens (16+), the kit contents can engage them and allow those deeper conversations to occur. I’d love even more discussion starter tips on each book for older students to make any book a part of a ‘high school learning experience’.

    • :

      We’re so glad this book brought back memories and that you found our kit helpful — thank you so much for taking the time to share! We do love these classic and vintage books for our personal connections to them. Not only is it more fun to teach those books, it connects us with the parents and teachers who loved them as kids, too! Thanks Linda – we appreciate you, as a teacher and customer and encourager.

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