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ERIC Number: ED482397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-1
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reading and Writing Workshop: "Freak the Mighty."
Hebert, Lara
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)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A