The Second Mrs. Gioconda is an historical novel by E. L. Konigsburg. Set primarily in Milan, Italy, it features Leonardo da Vinci, his servant Salai, and duchess Beatrice d'Este. Through the experiences of Sala,i narrated in third person, it explores the background of da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
The study guide has comprehension questions for each chapter. There are true and false, fact and opinion, short answers, and extended responses. The students will write a personal narrative and relate events in the order they happened. The skills of drawing conclusions, making comparisons, and making inferences are emphasized. The interest level is for ages 9 - 12. If you would like 110 writing prompts to use with this novel, please go to http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Story-Elements-Tic-Tac-Toe-110-Questions-For-Any-Novel