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Reading Class » Mixed Up Files

Mixed Up Files

From the Mixed-Up Files

of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

by: E. L. Konigsburg

 Summary:  Claudia and Jamie run away from home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  As they secretly live in the museum they become caught up in a mystery.  Was the angle statue created by Michelangelo?  Claudia is determined not to return home until she has solved the mystery.

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Realistic fiction is a fictional story in which the setting, plot, dialogue, and characters seem real.

Story Skill:  Analyzing Characters

During our story we will be focusing on character traits, character motivation, how the character's actions affect the plot, and the growth and development of characters. 

 To practice analyzing characters.

 To practice comparing and contrasting characters.

 To practice character motivation.

 To practice character traits.

 To practice character actions.

Vocabulary Words:

While reading we will focus on several words in each chapter of the story.  To see the vocabulary list for the chapter book go to Mixed-Up Files Vocabulary at the bottom of the page.

Spelling Lists

There will be 2 spelling lists for this story.

Mixed Up Files List #1 – Adding ed to verbs that end in y

bury

hurried

satisfy

employed

buried

marry

satisfied

annoy

reply

married

destroy

annoyed

replied

classify

destroyed

obey

hurry

classified

employ

obeyed

Mixed Up Files List #2 – plural endings

friend

bushes

potato

minutes

friends

sandwich

potatoes

glass

sentence

sandwiches

wedding

glasses

sentences

mosquito

weddings

answer

bush

mosquitoes

minute

answers

Build Background or Extend Your Learning

Mixed-Up Files

Metropolitan Museum

Michelangelo

Renaissance

Art/Artists

Book Webquest #1

Metropolitan Official Website

Michelangelo Video

Renaissance Connection

Meet Me At Midnight

Book Webquest #2

Metropolitan History

Michelangelo Video

Welcome to the Renaissance

Time Line of Art History

 

Explore

Metropolitan

Michelangelo Biography

 

Online Art Dictionary

 

 

Michelangelo Encyclopedia Article

 

 



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