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Curriculum Resource Loretta Cooper Azusa Pacific University

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler By E.L. Konigsburg
Curriculum Resource: Language Arts for Elementary Students Loretta Cooper Cadre 21 This guide contains background information to enjoy before and after reading From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. In this lesson students will learn about the Author, a Newbery Medal winner, explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art, create their own work of art, and gain background information about the Renaissance and Michelangelo. Let the author’s words set the scene,
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided to run not from somewhere but to somewhere-somewhere large, warm, comfortable, and beautiful. And that was how Claudia and her brother, Jamie, ended up living in the Metropolitan Museum of Art- and right in the middle of a mystery that made headlines. (Konigsburg 1968, pg.5)

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“I’ve picked you to accompany me on the greatest adventure of our mutual lives,” Claudia repeated. (1.26)

Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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CURRICULUM RESOURCE NGAkids Collage Machine II. (n.d.). NGAkids Collage Machine II. Retrieved from http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/collagemachine2.htm

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Renaissance. (n.d.). Renaissance. Retrieved from http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/16history/278-renaissance.html The Tomb of Perneb. (n.d.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved from http://www.metmuseum.org/learn/for%20kids/family%20guides/the%20mixed%20up%2 0files%20issue