This book study is designed for a hassle free unit. It goes along with Laura Marx Fitzgerald's 2015 book Under the Egg. This book is a William Allen White Award Winner for the state of Kansas and also received the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s Middle Grade Book of the Year Award
You can print my study 1:2 and staple the left side 4 times before cutting the packs in half. Each pack will make a lesson for 2 students (one top and one bottom). My class loves completing read alouds and these are fun for them to do! You could also assign this book study for independent work using my unit. There is a lesson plan guide included with printing instructions and more ideas on how to use these pages. You could also pop the page up on the Smartboard and have a class discussion before reading the next chapter!
To give you an idea about the book...Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting. She then discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for her because she's struggling to keep her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother with $463 her grandfather left her. There’s just one problem: Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting she has may have been stolen, possibly even by her grandfather.
With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo’s search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city—and her grandfather—that she never knew. She will solve the mystery, or maybe it will solve itself!
Enjoy this unit with your class and hurry to see how the book ends! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.