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COMMON CORE CONNECTIONS
Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye is a unique novel riddled with mystery and learning opportunities. This curriculum
guide, with connections to the Common Core, includes an array of language arts activities, book discussions, vocabulary
instruction, and more to accommodate the learning needs of most students in grades 5-8. Students are asked to be careful
readers without jeopardizing the fun of reading.
Noted throughout the guide are correlations to the discussion questions and activities to specific Common Core Language
Arts Standards. For more information on specific standards, visit the Common Core website at www.corestandards.org.
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Mysteriously Marvelous Discussion Questions
Compare and contrast the Warren Hotel under Warrens 1–12 tutelage to how it is under Rupert’s management.
Why does Warren love the hotel so much? Why is he so surprised when guests arrive?
What is the All-Seeing Eye? How did Warren find it? What clues led him to it?
Describe Annaconda’s physical appearance. How did she come to live at the Warren Hotel? How did she fool the people
around her? How are the passages about her different from the rest of the book?
What is Warren the 13th’s birthright? Does he fulfill it? How or how not?
Who is Petula? How does she “betray” both Warren and Annaconda?
How does Warren the 13th find Warren the 2nd’s journal? What role does it play in the story?
How does Mr. Friggs preserve the history of the Warren Hotel?
In what ways are Sketchy and Warren alike? How do they help each other?
How does the rumor that the All-Seeing Eye is located at the Warren Hotel get started?
How are the illustrations and book attributes of Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye reflected in the tone of the story?
How is Annaconda her own worst enemy?
In what ways do Warrens 1–12 help out Warren the 13th?
Choose three of the following characters to compare and contrast: Warren the 13th, Rupert, Mr. Friggs, Petula, Annaconda,
Captain Grayishwhitishbeard, Beatrice, and Chef Bunion.
Identify the use of foreshadowing to hint at the future of the Warren Hotel.

The Mysteriously Marvelous Discussion Questions address the following Common Core State Standards:
READING LITERATURE
Key Ideas and Details

Grade 5 – RL.5.1-3
Grade 6 – RL.6.1-3
Grade 7 – RL.7.1-3
Grade 8 – RL.8.1-3
Craft and Structure

Grade 5 – RL.5.4-6
Grade 6 – RL.6.4-6
Grade 7 – RL.7.6
Grade 8 – RL.8.5-6

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Grade 5 – RL.5.9
Grade 6 – RL.6.9
Grade 7 – RL.7.9
Grade 8: N/A
Range of Reading Level of Text Complexity

Grade 5 – RL.5.10
Grade 6 – RL.6.10
Grade 7 – RL.7.10
Grade 8 – RL.8.10

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All-Seeing Language Arts Activities
TRAVEL TO THE WARREN HOTEL
In its heyday, the Warren Hotel was a spectacular destination where travelers from all over the word came to stay. Have your
students use descriptions from Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye along with their own imaginations to create a brochure
that advertises the Warren Hotel during its glory years. Invite them to illustrate their brochure with drawing or pictures of
what the Warren Hotel would have looked like and write blurbs about why it was such an interesting place. After everyone is
finished hold a travel exhibition with the students acting as travel agents promoting their visions of the hotel.

THE EXCITING ADVENTURES OF WARREN THE 13TH
The illustrations throughout Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye have a strong comic-book feel. Have your students create
comic strips staring the characters from the book. Encourage them to write and draw about their character in the hotel. Be
sure to invite students to share their finished creations with the class, and then publish their work in a classroom comic book.

SYNONYM SWAP
Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye is filled with adjectives describing the people who work at and visit the Warren Hotel,
as well as the hotel itself. Ask students to look back through the book and choose 10 sentences that contain these types of
descriptive adjectives. Then have them replace these adjectives with synonyms that would keep the original meaning of the
sentence. Have students share their favorite synonym swaps with the class.

ANNACONDA’S AWFUL PUNISHMENTS
Annaconda loves to come up with imaginative punishments for Warren. As a class brainstorm some other punishments
Annaconda could have given to Warren. Write the ideas on the board. Then ask each student to choose one punishment and
write a narrative featuring Warren serving it. Spark their imaginations by suggesting that the stories could be silly, scary, or
a combination of both. Invite students to share their stories with the class.

WARREN’S GHASTLY CHORE CHART
To preserve his family’s legacy and keep the Warren Hotel from literally crumbling to the ground, Warren the 13th is responsible for a long list of chores. Ask your students to create a Chore Chart listing all of Warren’s chores. Then have them choose
one of Warren’s chores and write an operational paragraph explaining the steps Warren must take to complete the chore.
Have students share their chores and paragraphs with the whole class.

A MYSTERIOUS TIME TO REMEMBER
Events at the Warren Hotel sure are memorable! Ask your students to create a scrapbook page featuring their favorite scenes
from Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye. Have them use pictures from old magazines and their own illustrations, as well
as words, phrases, and descriptions from the book. Publish all of the scrapbook pages into one big book that will inspire other
classes to read Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye too.

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WARREN THE 13TH AND THE BLIND-EYE
Even though many people wanted the All-Seeing Eye, Warren the 13th, its rightful owner, eventually claimed it. Ask your
students the following questions: “What would have happened if Warren did not prevail? How would the story have ended
differently?” Then have them rewrite the ending of Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye that tells how they think the story
would have turned out if Annaconda had gotten her wish. Encourage students to share their alternate endings with the class.
HIDDEN SECRETS
It’s no secret that the Warren Hotel is full of secrets. There is even a 10 word message hidden in the margins of the book
itself. As a class, go back through the book and find this message together. Then have students work in groups to create more
hidden messages using content from the book. Ask the groups to trade their work and see if they can figure out one another’s
hidden secrets.

The All-Seeing Language Arts Activities address the following Common Core State Standards:
WRITING:

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Text Types and Purposes

Comprehension and Collaboration

Grade 5 – W.5-1-3e
Grade 6 – W.6.1-3.e
Grade 7 – W.7.1-1c, 2-2d, 3-3e
Grade 8– W.8.1-1c, 2-2d, 3-3e

Grade 5 – SL.5.1-1d
Grade 6 – SL.6.1-2
Grade 7 – SL.7.1
Grade 8 – SL.8.1

Production and Distribution of Writing

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Grade 5 – W.5.4-6
Grade 6 – W.6.4-5
Grade 7 – W.7.4-6
Grade 8 – W.8.4-6

Grade 5 – SL.5.4-5
Grade 6 – SL.6.4-5
Grade 7 – SL.7.4-5
Grade 8 – SL.8.4-5

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Grade 5 – W.5.7-9b
Grade 6 – W.6.7-9
Grade 7 – W.7.7-9a
Grade 8 – W.8.7-9a
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Very, Very, Very Busy Vocabulary
Review this list of vocabulary words found throughout Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye. First ask students if they can
guess the words’ meaning by rereading each word in the context of the story. Then have them use dictionaries to check themselves and/or define the word. Also have them use each word in a sentence of their own. Since there are so many vocabulary
words, you may choose to review these words over a few class periods and assign some for homework. You can also use them
for your weekly list, daily word study, or spelling exercises.
CHAPTER I. IN WHICH
A MYSTERIOUS
GUEST ARRIVES
debris
makeshift
ruffle
gaze
perched
withered
task
concealed
static
abuzz
vacant
penetrate
satchel
skeptically
gnarled
whirled
gauze
reverie
coiled
luxurious
cowering
wrathful
dismissively
CHAPTER II. IN WHICH
WARREN PERFORMS
HIS MANY CHORES
unraveled
hazard
ancestors
omitted
incompetence
portrait
arc
dexterity
longstanding
zesty

savoring
trivial
establishment
ledger
cavernous
exuberant
hesitation
blanched
toxic
labyrinth
forlorn
apprentice
banished
vanished
CHAPTER III. IN WHICH
WARREN ENTERS
THE HEDGE MAZE
commissioned
swatted
wielded
encrusted
righteous
stub
inscription
facsimile
hazy
gibberish
crestfallen
decipher
slanting
commandeered
tone
rightful
dominion

CHAPTER IV. IN WHICH
WARREN IS SENT TO
THE BOILER ROOM
seized
slither
bulbous
lineage
boastful
warbling
CHAPTER V. IN
WHICH WARREN
IS MYSTERIOUSLY
ASSISTED
plinking
calisthenic
addle-brained
accusations
CHAPTER VI. IN WHICH
WARREN CONFERS
WITH MR. FRIGGS
daguerreotypes
topple
authentic
dominion
determination
dire
illegible
hesitation
taunting
bristled
dredging
portal
CHAPTER VII. IN WHICH
WARREN MEETS THE
TRIANGLE COVEN
sinister
scornfully
vital

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prod
skulking
CHAPTER VIII. IN
WHICH WARREN
ENCOUNTERS A GHOST
askew
bypass
courteous
pursuer
deserted
putrid
understatement
nicked
coven
decipher
CHAPTER IX. IN WHICH
WARREN IS VERY,
VERY, VERY BUSY
astonished
jostling
snippets
pry
tattered
bindle
burly
unbearably
humpbacked
enchanted
barbarian
cluster
mania
leisured
withering
gaping
conspiratorially
hearty
reverberated
cryptically
humble
retreat
CHAPTER X. IN WHICH
WARREN THE 1ST POINTS
TO A FAMILY SECRET
pandemonium
disarray
restraint

excavating
specimen
snarled
clatter
heirloom
barricaded
dismay
travesty
rehung
admired
coincidence
rendered
deliberate
CHAPTER XI. IN WHICH
WARREN AND PETULA
CONDUCT A SEARCH
profitable
macho
bode
plodded
plume
refuge
dismantled
cooped
relish
CHAPTER XII. IN WHICH
WARREN IS BETRAYED
betrayed
muddled
churned
lamented
ally
trills
reckless
CHAPTER XIII. IN WHICH
MR. FRIGGS IS MENACED
menaced
clamped
disorientation
entrusted
concealing
doddering
birthright
vile
cackle

tremble
budge
nauseating
uncorked
tinny
vessels
sculpted
traitor
sneer
restrain
vortex
fluttered
vanished
shrewdly
hobbled
burrow
satisfaction
dismayed
crouched
vital
resumed
desperate
CHAPTER XIV. IN
WHICH THE FINAL
SPELL IS CAST
cluttering
tarnished
rivulets
tepid
exasperated
encasing
grimly
reviving
anticipate
hearth
frenzied
pry
wrest
dominion
commandeered
CHAPTER XV. IN
WHICH THE HEART OF
WARREN IS FOUND
trepidation
lurched
tense

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warbled
clamor
shrouded
oblong
uncanny
astonishment
mollusk
ominously
dread
CHAPTER XVI. IN
WHICH THE FINAL
RIDDLE IS SOLVED
obscurity
stabilize
budge
invalid
ceased
beleaguered
formidable
muck
stricken
collapses
graze
flailing
clanking

CHAPTER XVII. IN
WHICH WARREN IS
DROWNED [ALMOST]
murky
robust
gestured
wretched
vacuumed
protruded
inspected
depicting
dreary
supplemented
EPILOGUE
vernacular
crested
arachnid
lumbering
plucked
scenery
hospitality

After your class is familiar with the vocabulary list, invite them to choose 15-20 words to use to write
their own short stories starring the crazy cast of characters found in Warren the 13th.
The Very, Very, Very Busy Vocabulary activities address the following Common Core State Standards:
LANGUAGE
Conventions of Standard English

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Grade 5 – L.5.1-2
Grade 6 – L.6.1-2
Grade 7 – L.7.1-2
Grade 8 – L.8.1-2

Grade 5 – L.5.4-6
Grade 6 – L.6.4-6
Grade 7 – L.7.4-6
Grade 8 – L.8.4-6

Knowledge of Language

Grade 5 – L.5.3
Grade 6 – L.6.3
Grade 7 – L.7.3
Grade 8 – L.8.3
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ABOUT THE BOOK

Meet Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky...yet perpetually optimistic, hardworking, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride and joy is his family’s hotel, but he’s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt
Annaconda took over the management. Annaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye is hidden
somewhere on the grounds, and she’ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family’s legacy, he’ll need to find
the treasure first—if the hotel’s many strange and wacky guests don’t beat him to it! This middle-grade adventure features
gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design that will pull young readers into a
spooky and delightful mystery.

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-59474-803-5

Also available as an e-book
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-59474-825-7
Price: $16.95 ($17.95 CAN)
Ages 10+ • Grades 5+

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR

is a professional comic book writer and artist who has spent the past 10 years writing and illustrating,
primarily for a young audience. Her clients include Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Marvel; she is best known for her work
writing and drawing the 42-issue run of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She lives in Los Angeles.
Tania del Rio

is an award-winning illustrator and designer; he was labeled an Art Director’s Club Young Gun and a New
Visual Artist by Print magazine. He is currently developing an original animated series for Nickelodeon. He lives in Seattle.
Will Staehle

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