Do you need Mixed-Up Files activities to use with your novel by E. L. Konigsburg? Check out three activities to do with your novel study. Next, download the novel study sample.
Mixed-Up Files Activities
Activity #1 ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has devoted an entire issue of their newsletter Museum Kids to try to answer some of the many questions they receive about the connection between the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and the museum. You can download it by clicking on the cover below.
At this link, you can find floor maps of the museum. The rooms on this interactive map turn a darker shade of gray as you scroll your mouse across. You can visit the maps by clicking on the image below.
This is a family-friendly printable map. It is the same map you receive when you visit the museum. This would be a fun map to color based on the events of the story.
- the room where Jamie and Claudia slept
- the Egyptian Galleries [a sarcophagus]
- the Italian Renaissance Room
- a Michelangelo Painting or Sculpture
- masterpieces by Renoir and Monet
Activity #2 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Storyboard That
Storyboard That had an entire section devoted to the book.
- Character Map
- Themes, Symbols, & Motifs
- Point of View
- Compare and Contrast
- Textual Evidence
Activity #3 Picture Book Report
Picture Book Report is a website where fifteen illustrators created pieces of art in response to the text of their favorite books. The From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler section contains ten terrific images. Click on the image below to visit the Picture Book Report site, and then come back for a printable to use when analyzing and comparing the illustrations to the book.
This link will take you to a free Cinderella unit. Pages 54-59 have foldable graphic organizers going over the following Common Core Standards
Next, move down to Pages 82-85 and you will find printable constructed response questions that can be used to compare the artwork found on the Picture Book Report site to the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activities
Check out From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Unit on Teachers Pay Teachers.