by Maureen Sherry
A Texas Bluebonnet Award NomineeSM
2013 Kids Wings Top Flight Award
Post family created Post Cereals and became one of the United States'
wealthiest families. What happened to their treasure? Could the family
have hidden it?
mystery remains unsolved, their treasure remains hidden. Their enormous,
eloquent apartment has been subdivided into four luxury apartments on
New York's Fifth Avenue, remodeled according to Lyon Post's will: WALLS
IN THIS STRUCTURE MAY NOT BE DESTROYED OR CHANGED IN ANY WAY. How, then
could they section it into four apartments? Architects ADDED new walls
in front of the old walls they could not change.
Posts' aging daughter Eleanor now lives in one of the apartments. She
never found her inheritance and stopped searching years ago. Now she has
noisy new upstairs neighbors: The Smithforks and their four kids. It doesn't
take long for them discover the hidden wall inside, and the youngest sibling
is just small enough to squeeze into the crawl space to investigate some
relics left from the Post family. He emerges with a copy of Treasure
Island (overdue for 70 years) with a letter inside! His sister, Brid,
and older brother CJ, decide to return the book to the New York Public
Library. In return (after paying a $75 fine) the librarian gives them
the package with yellowed tape left by Mr. Post for his children.
an elaborate treasure hunt that will have the Smithfork kids together
with Eleanor exploring New York City, solving secret codes, discovering
hidden clues, and analyzing a book of poems. In the process, they will
encounter a shadowy, threatening intruder. Where will the clues lead?
What dangers will they face?
Within Walls by Maureen Sherry, a modern Manhattan mystery, is filled
with secret codes, treasure hunt for early 20th Century historical treasure.
The activities challenge readers to decipher shadowed codes that grow
more difficult with each encounter. The Kids Wings literature guide and
Jeopardy-type game provide beautifully planned curriculum that leads to
the development of character, academic skills, teambuilding, and guarantees
thoughtful social and exciting academic growth for every classroom. It
is an essential part of every home and school library.
You will want this Kids Wings literature guide PLUS a class
set of this terrific novel!
by Maureen Sherry
the Code! Puzzles and Jumbles
York Public Library
Tour of Ellis Island
Family of Cereals
Merriweather Post, A Biography
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Grand Central Terminal
History of Scotch Tape
Grant Historical Monument (Grant's Tomb)
About Water Towers by Debbie Elliott
Seven Structures: The Thief Left It Behind by Ryokan (1758-1831)
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
The first official riders in
New York City's first subway,1904.
A 57-page Kids Wings Literature Guide PLUS a 50-page interactive Jeopardy-type
game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard
Within Walls by Maureen Sherry is
Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
2-page Readers Theater Script
New York Map Study
Map of Central Park
A Vocabulary List and Activities with the Frayer Model
Picturing Figures of Speech
Read-Predict Confirm Chapter Questions
Interactive Skip 7 Code Slide
Puzzling Clues, Deciphering a Code
Chapter Check-ups with Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions
Who's Who Crossword Puzzle
Words to Pictures
Nation Creation Double Puzzle
Filling in the Blanks on New York History
Research American Businesses Moving to China
Showing Connections: Poems<--->Places
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game
See thumbnails below.
Within Walls is one of the 26 literature guides in Growing
Young Americans. While you can purchase the individual literature
guides for about $12.95, if you order Growing
Young Americans, you can get the entire collection in a spiral-bound
book with CD and site license for one school and pay
less than $2 a unit in the collection!
with Kids Wings Literature Guides
Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
Big House by
Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett
by Blue Balliett
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice
Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman
Gorillas of Gill Park by Amy Gordon
of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Last Treasure by
Janet S. Anderson
Masterpiece by Eloise Broach
Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates by Kim Kennedy
My Chimp Friday,
The Nana Banana Chronicles by Hester Mundis
Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee
The Mysterious Matter
of I.M. Fine by Diane Stanley
Sherlock Files: The 100-Year Old Mystery by
Who Stole Halloween?
by Martha Freeman
Way Down Deep by
by Brian Selznick
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