Everything you need to understand or teach The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket.
The Wide Window picks up where The Reptile Room left off. The Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny have just left their Uncle Monty's house and are on the way to meet their new guardian, Aunt Josephine. As with Uncle Monty, she is not really a close relation and in fact, not even their aunt, but she has agreed to take them in.
Aunt Josephine is a person crippled by her fears, which are numerous. Everything from doorknobs to realtors terrifies the poor woman. Her biggest fear is Lake Lachrymose, where her husband Ike met his unfortunate demise. Lachrymose is another word for sorrowful or tearful and the name is well used in this book. Her only remaining love is grammar and she continually corrects the children. Her library is filled with books on grammar and has a very large window that overlooks Lake Lachrymose.
After the children...
The Wide Window Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: