From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Fran
When Claudia Kincaid decides to run away from home to teach her parents alesson, she has it meticulously planned out. She will go to the New York CityMetropolitan Museum of Art, and she will take her younger brother Jamie.Claudia's plan goes exactly as expected, and she and Jamie find themselves onthe greatest adventure of their lives. Will Claudia and Jamie be able to solvea mystery that even the experts can't? ~ Enh
Unabridged audio CD read by Jill Clayburgh. Runtime approx. 3.5 hrs.
Please note that the following item is our replacement for the out of printbook referred to in Upper Grammar Literature Book III. Therefore, the questionsand referrals may not correspond.
Explore The Secret Garden, and other places as you read The Door in the Wall, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler, Where the Red Fern Grows, and The Phantom Tollbooth.
If given a choice, most young readers will choose a book over a "reader" style collection of stories. Why? The stories are interesting, the illustrations engaging, and they seem more "manageable". Okay, so why not teach reading comprehension and beginning literature skills using wonderful children's books? Maybe because you don't want to invest in study guides for each book. Or maybe because you think there needs to be just a little more organized coverage of skills than you might come up with on your own. Or, maybe you just haven't found the right resource. Well, Logos Press has answered all these "maybes" by creating worksheets to go along with some great children's literature. These reproducible worksheets are compiled into spiral bound books and incorporate both the answers and notes for the teacher. Children have seven kinds of questions to answer: matching, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drawing a picture, listing, vocabulary definitions, and essay-type. Beginning Literature 1 and 2 includes worksheets for each book plus a sample reading comprehension worksheet that functions as a book report form identifying and describing main characters as well as listing the book's happenings at the beginning, middle, and end. These worksheets provide an excellent introduction to literature studies and reading comprehension by encouraging both thinking about the reading selection and expressing those thoughts in a cohesive manner. A grading label (for reading, English, and spelling) is included on each worksheet. The teacher's instructions include guidelines for grading, and a complete answer key is included.
Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.