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This 35-page Kids' Wings unit for Elise Broach's MASTERPIECE, the story of an artistic beetle and a boy who work together to solve an art-theft mystery, will enrich and extend your reading of this AWESOME fantasy adventure involving art history. It is perfect for individual, paired, group, or whole class study.

The unit includes The Unit Contains:

  • Discussion Cards 
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
  • Preparing Your Intellectual Tools
  • Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
  • Vocabulary Lists and Activities
  • Map Activities
  • Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
  • Visualizing Chapters 1 and 2
  • Families and Friends: Analyzing Characters
  • Sentence Gymnastics
  • A Special Beetle: An Art and Writing Activity
  • Comparing Friends
  • Two Crossword Puzzles
  • Exploring Ways to Communicate and Research Project on American Sign Language 
  • Research an Artist
  • Visualizing Chapter 17
  • Virtues
  • Act It Out
  • Discussion of Laws
  • Writing a Book About Friends
  • Retelling the Story Through Art
  • Artist Vs. Assembly Line Simulation
  • Discussion and Writing Prompts
  • Interactive Jeopardy-type Game


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