Chasing Vermeer joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must draw on their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?
Help find a stolen painting while solving clues that lead to a hidden message. The included answer key is easy to use, making this resource the perfect comprehensive tool for any novel study. Describe a series of coincidences that occur in the novel. Infer what Petra's father may be hiding based on his actions, and what you would do in the character's shoes. Number the events that occur in Ms. Hussey's class in the order that they happen in the chapter. Predict what Calder will do once he starts questioning Mrs. Sharpe's innocence. Take the book's theme of ancestry into the real world by writing a short fictional story about ancestors interacting with historical figures. Name and describe the key locations in the book and detail how the setting impacted the plot. Aligned to your State Standards, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Chasing Vermeer is an action-packed story filled with mystery, danger and coincidences. Calder Pillay and Petra Andalee live on the same street, but they may as well be strangers. When a series of odd events take place, the two take notice and begin questioning the signs around them. A strange assignment from their teacher encourages them to look deeper into the works of Johannes Vermeer. When one of Vermeer's paintings is stolen, the pair team up in the hopes of solving the mystery behind the art theft. A series of coincidences lead the pair down a rabbit hole of clues that eventually lead them to solving two seemingly unrelated mysteries. Chasing Vermeer encourages the reader to follow along with the mystery to help solve a message hidden within its pages.
A Complete Literature and Grammar Unit for Grades 4-8
Author: Cynthia K Perkins
Pubpsher: Independently Published
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, figurative language, a final essay test with grading rubric, and other activities just for fun!
Release on 2007 | by Linda Herman,Novel Units, Inc. Staff
Author: Linda Herman,Novel Units, Inc. Staff
Workbook appropriate for grades 5-6 examines the children's book "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett with fill-in-the-blank vocabulary, writing, and comprehension activities and includes two quizzes, one test, and an answer key.
SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 52-page guide for "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 24 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Oneness of All Things and Perceiving Patterns.
Release on 2007-05-10 | by Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs
Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Category: Family & Relationships
The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.
Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.