Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mystery Unit Unfolds!


 
The mystery is just beginning!
We are reading From the Mixed-Up File of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
I found the BEST WEBSITE! http://picturebookreport.com/category/from-the-mixed-up-files-of-mrs-basil-e-frankweiler/
As the creator Meg Hunt states on the site,
Picture Book Report is an extended love-song to books. Fifteen illustrators will reach out to their favorite books and create wonderful pieces of art in response to the text that has moved them, shaped them, or excited them. From sci-fi to children’s books to fantasy to serious novels, we’ll cover them all. For three weeks out of every month there will be a new illustration every day from one of us along with our thoughts, process, anything we can come up with. Together we will try to excite readers both new and old and capture some of that magic of storytelling.
I love these illustrations and can't wait to show the kids. They are going to flip. Hope the site isn't blocked.

Each student has picked 12 spelling words from the following list:

scene
mystery
spy
disguise
detective
red herring
clue
solve
suspicious
suspects
hunch
investigate
question
case
crime
wrong doing
solution
alibi
sleuth
witness
victim
evidence
proof
treasure
innocent
guilty
reason
explain
decide
evidence
footprints
fingerprints
gumshoe

Can't wait to show the kids this site too! They will have a chance to explore the site with the net books this week.
http://www.metmuseum.org/

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