This is a 37-slide PowerPoint presentation I use for two purposes:
1) to introduce students to the novel, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E. L. Konigsburg prior to a whole-group read-aloud, guided reading groups, etc. The introduction includes information about the author and a detailed synopsis; and
2) to conduct a novel study. The novel study components includes vocabulary for each chapter to pre-teach prior to reading or to discuss during reading via context clues. There are "quick check" questions for every 2 chapters to check for understanding or to confirm that students completed independent readings. Following the quick-check questions are two open-ended discussion questions for whole-group, small-group, paired, or written responses.
The presentation concludes with a final book review question and a listing of other books by Konigsburg.
Deanne Davis, MCPSS