ERIC Number: ED482397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-1
Reading and Writing Workshop: "Freak the Mighty."
This lesson plan based on "Freak the Mighty" by Rodman Philbrick includes the modeling and practicing of specific reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary and word study, a figurative language activity, and a selection of final projects which can be used for assessment with the accompanying rubric. During three 60-minute sessions for four weeks, students will: make predictions based on the content that is read as a means of improving comprehension; make personal connections to the text as a means of improving comprehension; demonstrate comprehension of the novel; choose and use appropriate voice in their writing; recognize and create examples of metaphor and hyperbole; and increase their written and spoken vocabulary. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A comprehension assessment rubric is attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, English Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Plans, Metaphors, Middle Schools, Novels, Prediction, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.