the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
By Barbara Badillo
TEKS: (6) Reading/Comprehension
of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences
and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction
and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
Students are expected to: (A) sequence and summarize the
plot's main events and explain their influence on future events;
(B) describe the interaction of characters including their
relationships and the changes they undergo.
Objective: The student will be able to summarize the sequence and
characters in the story.
C Layer- Each activity is worth 10 points each.
Choose 5 activities to complete from this section for 50 points.
each chapter in your journal
a timeline of the story
to the first three chapters on tape and write down 6 interesting
facts you learned
a puppet of your favorite character
a vocabulary worksheet for every chapter
down 10 quotes from Mrs. Frankweiler from the book
your own piece of art using clay
the computer go on a virtual tour of a museum and write down
five interesting things you see
a cartoon strip of Claudia
and Jamie riding on the bus with word bubbles
a word search and crossword puzzle
at the map on pages 48-49 list
all the exhibits you see
a clip from the movie (without audio)on the computer and describe
what is going on
a diorama of your favorite scene
out an index card with information you learned on each character
a cause and effect worksheet
a map of your local museum
your own secret hideaway
the pictures in order from the beginning to the end of the story
and glue them on construction paper
B Layer- Each activity is worth
20 points each. Choose 1 activity to complete from this section.
a list of similarities between a local museum and the museum
in the story
a research on Life in 1967 and then write a one-page
paper on your findings including information on clothes, music,
movies, food, cars, and famous people.
a one-page summary of a sequel to the story
A Layer- Each activity is worth
30 points each. Choose 1 activity to complete from this section.
a slide show explaining your views on the children from Central
America coming to the U.S.A. to “hideaway”.
a 3-D model of your ideal hideaway place for all the children
coming to the U.S.A.
or below= F