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Winner of the 2007 RIF (Reading is Fundamental) and 2008 Disney iParenting Media awards.
2007 RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) Booklist Pick!
PARENTS AND KIDS! We are proud to announce that The Case Of Stolen Time - The Misadventures of Inspector Moustachio has been chosen for the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) 2007 Summer Reading List! See for yourself why children, parents, educators and librarians LOVE this book!
a. Note card method: Using 3x5 cards, have the student write a five-seven sentence paragraph which summarizes the events of the chapter. Add an illustration. Keep them bound with a ring or paper clip.2. PLOT DIAGRAM: On the inside of the folder, have the students draw a plot diagram which shows the building of the story, it climactic events, and declining events which lead to story conclusion. Use the entire inside of the folder and fill it in as the book is read, or do this as a culminating exercise. This is an excellent way to teach children how to be concise.
b. Journal method: Have a “Sleuth’s Journal” made for each student. They may decorate it, or have it shaped in the shape of a magnifying glass.
c. Time line: Using cash register tape, or rolls of white unlined paper, have the students keep a chronology of the story events by using one or two sentences per event. They put a “story symbol” about the chapter atop the sentence. I suggest having them look at some time lines in a social studies book. The teacher should demonstrate the procedure for this work.
d. Flow Charts: These should always be artsy, fun projects, which are in the particular style and voice of the book. Use creativity, lots of color, and illustrations for each chapter. This activity may also be done for individual chapters or climactic events in the book.
a. Discussion Director: This person is responsible for coming up with at least five discussion questions for the section being read. This person also serves as moderator for the group, and pulls all of the information together from the other members of the group.MANAGING LITERATURE STUDY GROUPS:
b. Vocabulary Expert: This person comes up with new words from the chapter or section. They look the words up in the dictionary, and cite an example of the word in context.
c. Conflict Analyzer: This person identifies the conflicts which are present in the chapter or section. Using the 5 W’s they discuss who, what, when, where, and why there is conflict.
d. Character Analyzer: This person will list the characters in the section being read, talk about each character and how they are related to the other characters. It is helpful if the conflict analyzer and character analyzer work together at times.
e. Summarizer: This person is responsible for telling what has happened in the section being read.
10. Name the animals that you meet in this world. What is special about each one?11. What is important about the keys? 12. How many Knights of the Lion Heart are there? What is special about them? 13. Are there ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ in this story? Who are they?14. Who stole the time? Were you surprised? 15. What did you learn about Jake and Alexa’s family? 16. What do you think Jake and Alexa will do with their Time Stopping Certificates? What would you do? 17. Why do you think Alexa borrowed A Knight in False Time? Would you want to read this? Why or why not? 18. Do you think that Jake and Alexa will tell their mom and dad about their misadventure? Would you? 19. How long do you think that Jake and Alexa were gone? Do you think that Time really stood still? 20. What do you Jake and Alexa will do when they wake up tomorrow? Do you think they’ll ever see Delbert, Rupert, and Mrs. Panosh again? Would you want to go back to see them? Why, or why not? © 2007 Community Press. The contents of this document may be printed and distributed by public educators and private educators for the purpose of teaching their students. No portion of this document may be sold without written authorization from Community Press.
Posted April 21, 2007
My two older boys (8 & 6) and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What a great premise for a story that celebrates the wisdom and problem solving skills of our children. I really liked the fact that it takes what would otherwise appear to be an ordinary family heirloom (grandfather's magnifying glass) & creates an adventure from it. In today's technology age this is a welcome retreat and allows our children to use their imaginations. I can't help but think that my children must be creating the history associated with the objects in our house - what a great thing! My kids really related well to the heroes Jake and Alexa. They also found Rex the Cat to be hilarious. This book is entertaining, exciting and funny (with a little magic and family mixed in as well). We all really liked the ending of this book and are looking forward with great anticipation to many more Misadventures of Inpector Moustachio!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 8, 2007
Posted March 8, 2007
Posted March 8, 2007
The Misadventures of Inspector Moustachio will ignite a love for reading the moment you turn the first page of the fascinating first book in the series The Case of Stolen Time. This quick-paced contemporary story unfolds with an exciting concept and plot that will snatch the attention of the most demanding digital-aged generation of kids! New Author Wayne Madsen fs humorous writing and clever dialogue is unmatched in today fs children fs books. There has never been an intelligent series written for children where the main hero and heroin are completely relatable to both boys and girls. Children become the amazing characters of 11 year old Inspector Jake Moustachio and his 8 year old sister Inspector Girl as they turn each and every page. The mysterious plot twists and turns, coupled with the outlandish cast of suspects and villains makes reading a blast of fun for kids! A virtual universe explodes in the imagination of each reader as they join along in solving the mysteries. Every story leaves kids wondering if what they fve read is really fiction or maybe just a little bit true. How awesome is that! Young readers will love to revisit old familiar friends with each new book. And as a bonus to solving each case in each book, there is a greater mystery that unravels as clues are cleverly dropped which each new installment of the series. Never has there ever been a children fs chapter book series leaving the reader wanting and needing to come back for more! The Case of Stolen Time is a fantastic read for kids and adults who want to remember what it feels like, to be a kid¿Y¿Y once again!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.