by Trenton Lee Stewart
Kids' Wings Award for Award-Winning Literature
that named this Best Book of the Year
An Amazon #1 Best Book of the Year
An ALA Notable Book of the Year
A New York Times Best Seller
But it really isn't magic at all.
There is a perfectly scientific explanation for how it can turn its
owner ... invisible.
"A STRING OF SECRETS."
But are they really secrets if a whole family knows them?
The first secret has remained a secret for hundreds of years ...
Where did their ancestor hide the dangerous treasure?
Which adventurer will become the finder?
How can the secret of the treasure be discovered?
Can a young adventurer decipher its workings and reveal a dangerous
plot that must be stopped before it's too late?
"A RACE AGAINST TIME."
But how can you race the most powerful man in your town when he holds
Pedley is growing up in the best and worst of all worlds.
He's free because his father died when he was very
young and his mother works two jobs and can't watch after him.
poor but the city in which he lives holds enticing alleyways
with walls that beg to be climbed and people who seem to invite eavesdroppers.
Reuben is becoming a problem-solver begging to be tested, an acrobat
looking for a challenge, and a treasure hunter confronted by the limits
of hidden impossibilities.
he scales vertical walls just to prove it can be done, he finds a high,
narrow perch where he can catch his breath. There, his attention is
drawn to a leather strap rooted in the mortar between bricks. What could
be buried in the mortar on the other end of the strap? When he digs
the mortar away, the mystery begins, for buried between the bricks is
a warn leather pouch and inside the pouch is a hinged box lined in velvet
that holds ... did you guess an antique watch with a secret of its own?
Reuben is determined to solve its secret, to discover how it works and
to follow the clue that leads to surprising answers and more secrets.
you read The Secret
Keepers, you will not be able to resist following
Reuben into a mystery unlike any other. Put your problem solving expertise
to work and, with him, delve into one secret after another. What is
the danger that the watch holds? How can a poor kid with no friends
and no money become the one who stands face-to-face with the most evil
man in the world and attempts to out-think him?
Secret Keepers is a novel set in a metropolis that is ruled
by an evil, selfish man armed, with a powerful magical antique watch
that is identical to the one Reuben found on the ledge.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Analogies --Try to beat your friend in finishing an analogy!
Literary Works That Challenge Kids to Solve Puzzles
within Walls by Maureen Sherry
Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman
Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Kids Wings Unit as a download and in the Light
in the Darkness collection
Antarctica by Andrea White
Kids Wings Unit in Forever Friendships
Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine by Diane Stanley
Kids Wings Unit in Defeating Giants
Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie by Joe Hayes
Kids Wings Unit in Treasure Trackers
Last Treasure by Shirley Climo
Kids Wings Unit in Light in the
The House of Power by Patrick Carman
Kids Wings Unit in Transformers
by Trenton Lee Stewart
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are these Kids Wings Activities rooted and extending comprehension
in this amazing story:
Discussion Cards for Part I
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools
My Log of the Stories Mysteries
Growing Your Vocabulary (Lists and Suggested Activities)
Picturing Word Pairs
Part I: The Ticking Clock, Pages 3-151
3-Page Readers Theater for "Walking Backward Toward the Sky"
Chapters 1-3, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Chapters 1-3: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Check-up
Chapters 4-6, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Visualizing the Story: Chapters 4-6
Chapters 7-9, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Logic Puzzle: Power and Price
Chapters 7-9: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Check-up
Chapters 10-13, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Crossword Puzzle: The Power of Words
Part II: The Meyer Legacy, Pages 163-297
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards for Part II
Chapters 14-17, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Visualizing the Text, Pages 163-216
Logic Puzzle: The Lighthouse at Point William
Chapters 18-20, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Group Challenge, Pages 217-252, Moving Through Invisibility
Characteristics of the Meyer Family Members
Chapters 21-24, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Chapters 18-21: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Check-up
Chapter 21: Understanding Wisdom Puzzle
Visualizing the Text, Pages Chapter 22
Analyzing Summaries of Chapters 23 and 24
Hidden Secrets in the Tunnels, Short Answer and Multiple Choice, Pages
Chapter III: Illustrate Your Favorite Events from Your Favorite Chapters
PART III: HOME AND NOT HOME
Chapters 25-27, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Visualizing the Text, Pages Chapters 25-27
Putting the Plan Into Action, A 5-Page Readers Theater Script
Before the Storm , Chapters 26-27: Multiple Choice & Short Answers
Chapters 28-31, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Visualizing the Text, Sensing Tricks and Traps, Pages Chapters 28-30
Analyzing Summaries of Chapters 30 and 31
Chapters 32-35, Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Problem Solving Procedures
Chapter 32: Multiple Choice and Vocabulary Match-up
Writing a Summary of Chapter 33
Fallen Tiles Puzzle: Treasure That They Sought
Teacher Page for Fallen Tiles Puzzle: Treasure That They Sought
GAME: How to Play Guess and Request with Treasure That They Sought
My Treasure, Writing Prompt
Visualizing the Text, Chapter 34
The Conclusion: Chapters 36-38 -- Group Prediction, Titles to Summaries
Quotes to Memorize:
mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive
for if everything were known?” Charles deLint
and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly,
for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.” R.I. Fitzhenry
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all true art and science.” Albert Einstein