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Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #11: Framed in France

By Jeff Brown, Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan

Flat Stanley is back to save the day in another exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! This time, he explores Paris, France. And not only will kids love going on a fun adventure with Stanley, this eleventh installment of Jeff Brown's Worldwide Adventures series has fun, fascinating facts about Paris in the back of the book, and is perfect for common core state standards, like multicultural adventure, plot and character development story elements, and compare and contrast.

Stanley Lambchop is headed to France to the most famous museum in Paris—the Louvre. Readers will experience the city of light, soar to the top of the Eiffel Tower, and solve a mystery when one of the most famous paintings in history is stolen. And when Stanley Lambchop is asked to help catch an art thief, he can't help but be excited! Posing as a painting in the Louvre on a wall across from the famous Mona Lisa?—c'est magnifique! However, Stanley soon grows bored—until he meets Etoile, an art student who shows him around Paris. But when Stanley goes back to the museum, he realizes that the Mona Lisa looks . . . different. It's been switched for a fake! Will Stanley be able to nab the thief before he or she strikes again?

Supports the Common Core State Standards

  • Grade level: 3
  • Interest Level: 1-5
  • Guided Reading Level: N

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language. Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.

What strategies can you use when you come to a word or phrase that you do not know? List the words and phrases from the story that are challenging. Create a plan for each. RL.3.4, L.3.4

What do you already know about the main character from other stories in the Flat Stanly series? Create a character web. RL.3.9

Describe the main character in the story and explain how his actions contribute to the sequence of events. RL.3.3, SL.3.4

RESOURCES & GUIDES

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #11: Framed in France Activities

These printable activities for Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #11: Framed in France are aligned with the Common Core standards for grade 3 and include such topics as French vocabulary, art history, research, and writing. [PDF]

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780062189844
  • ISBN 10: 0062189840
  • ISBN 13: 9780062189844
  • Pages: 128
  • Trim Size: 5.13 x 7.63 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Chapter Books
  • Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3,3c,3d,4,4a,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2,2a,2b,2d,2d,3a,3b,7,8,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.3,4,4a,4d,5,5a,5b,6
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