Everything you need to understand or teach Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett.
"Chasing Vermeer" is a fictional book that teaches young readers about art, writing, math, and history in a way that is fun and exciting. Through an art theft and other mysterious happenings, the main characters, Petra and Calder, become friends, grow to be more courageous, and solve an art crime.
The book opens as three unknown individuals receive letters from an unknown individual asking them for help in correcting a crime involving art. This letter threatens them, telling them that if they go to the authorities, their lives will be in danger. The next chapter introduces the two main characters, Calder and Petra. They are eleven year old students at the University School, located near Chicago. They are both unique, intelligent, and have an interest in patterns and the world around them. After seeing Ms. Hussey buying books about crime and art and then reading about the theft...
Chasing Vermeer Lesson Plans contain 128 pages of teaching material, including: