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The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart

Kids' Wings Award for Outstanding Literature

"Several years ago, in the course of my research on the human brain, it came to my attention that messages were being delivered to people all across the world--delivered, I should say, quite without their knowledge. The messages were going directly into people's minds, which absorbed them not without knowing where the messages came from, but without realizing they had received or read anything at all. I believe these messages are the source of the phenomenon commonly known as the Emergency." The Mysterious Benedict Society.

The Emergency had everyone worried. People were disappearing. The government, school systems, the budget, the weather were all in a mess. Crime was rampant. Citizens clamored for improvement in government. One person knew why. Another person knew what to do about it and started by putting an ad in the newspaper.

The curious ad in the newspaper offered a gifted child "special opportunities." It caught the eye of Reynie, a gifted young orphan who was greatly in need of challenge and higher level learning. The first step in choosing a team that qualified to receive the special opportunity was a series of clever tests and problem solving tasks. Would Reynie win the opportunity to join the odd collection of gifted children? Would he have the courage to face the terrifying and dangerous plan that only children could possibly carry out to save the world? Would the Mysterious Benedict Society have the talent and resources to be able put a stop to the Emergency?

The Mysterious Benedict Society is a novel in which the world is threatened by an evil, mind-controlling power. A team of gifted kids are the only ones who can break the code and stop the destruction by solving a series of puzzles, code, and tests. Will they be successful?

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The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

A 42-page unit, perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard for The Mysterious Benedict Society is now available!

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools
Picturing Figures of Speech in the Story
Readers' Theater Quartet Reading and 15 Second Summaries
Vocabulary Lists and Activities
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
Character Studies
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Activities for Visualizing Chapters
Crossword Puzzle: Reynie Muldoon, Chapter 1
Questions About The Tests
Words to Picture (illustrating activity)
The Amazing Puzzle Path--Alphabetical Logic Puzzle
International Morse Code Chart plus two pages of activities
Crossword Puzzle: Who's Who and What's What at the Institute?
Contradictions at the Institute
Writing from Another Point of View
The Truth Uncovered Visualization and Comprehension Activity
Time Line
An Alternate Cover
Research: Advertising to prove "If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for anything."
Discussion and Writing Prompts
Answer Pages
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game

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