The Westing Game Puffin Modern Classics

A Newbery Medal Winner "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

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Author Ellen Raskin
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The Westing Game An Instructional Guide For Literature

This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.

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Author Jessica Case
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Classic Middle School Literature

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

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Genre Book Education
Author Nancy Roberts Garrity
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Mystery Study Units

Tackles The Westing Game and four thematically related short stories: "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Monkey's Paw," "The Phantom Coach," and a ghost story by Charles Dickens, "The Signal-Man." This curriculum unit provides everything needed for in-depth study of classic fiction (except the readily available novels and short stories themselves): teaching directions, suggested schedules, background information, author bios, plot summaries, vocabulary study guides, discussion of literary elements, reproducible activities and assessments, and ideas for extensions. The time required for full treatment is four weeks for each novel, one week for each short story. Grades 68. Glossaries. Answer keys.

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Author Nancy Garrity
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The Westing Game

This is a combined literature and grammar unit that contains everything you need to teach the novel and more! Included in the unit are pre-reading, active-reading and post-reading activities with grammar lessons, literary activities, a literary terms matching quiz, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!

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Genre Book Education
Author Creativity in the Classroom
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The Westing Game Interactive Notebook

This is an interactive notebook for teaching the novel. It includes the following activities along with answers for parts of speech, point of view, setting, tone, theme, mood, and a brief plot summary. Parts of Speech Point of View Setting Tone and Theme Plot A Letter to a Character Antagonist and Protagonist Comparing and Contrasting to Another Book Cause and Effect Character Analysis Character's Response to an Event Comparing and Contrasting 2 Characters A plan to have the students write a 3 paragraph, 4 paragraph, or 5 paragraph essay on the mood of the story (There are instructions and handouts for whichever length you choose plus a grading rubric.) Conflict Dialogue Falling Action Figurative Language: hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, alliteration, onomatopoeia Foreshadowing and Prediction Inference Main Event Movie and Book Comparison Paraphrasing Quotations Rising Action Sequence of Events The Five W's and an H Vocabulary and Context Clues Narrative Writing: Write a new ending It covers the following Common Core Anchor Standards: R.1 R.2 R.3 R.4 R.5 R.6 R.7 R.8 R.9 W.3 W.4 W.5 S.L. 1

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The Wild Robot

Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

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The Parker Inheritance

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor winner! "Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve." -- The New York Times Book Review When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?

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Author Varian Johnson
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The Egypt Game

The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?

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Author Zilpha Keatley Snyder
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Derek Dool Supercool 2 Going Viral

After accidentally going viral, Derek is now on a mission to go viral DELIBERATELY! After all, what's more SUPERCOOL than being an internet hit? The only problem is, none of his ideas are quite working out as he expected. But Derek's not the type to give up. No way! He is determined to achieve VIRAL VICTORY - even if it's the last thing he ever does.

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