Everything you need to understand or teach From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.
Anyone who has ever wanted to run away to escape the trials and injustices of family life will identify with Claudia, who chafes under the outrage of a small allowance and the responsibility of being the eldest child in a family with three younger boys. Anyone who likes adventure will admire the thoroughness and resourcefulness with which Claudia Kincaid plans and executes her escape from Greenwich, Connecticut, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Anyone who appreciates a mystery will be attracted to the enigma of Angel, which Claudia feels compelled to solve, even though it has baffled the museum experts. In short, for sheer entertainment value, this book has much to recommend it.
But its appeal goes beyond entertainment, for Konigsburg develops believable characters with whom young people can identify. Claudia, like many another bright eleven-year-old, feels unappreciated by her family. Tired of the arguments...
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Lesson Plans contain 103 pages of teaching material, including: