This is a PowerPoint based on the book A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I have taken excerpts from the book that are great to use with students to practice inference skills or figure out the meanings of words in context.
I am constantly finding great examples to use with the students when I'm reading. I love to use passages from actual literature because authors are so adept at using our language.
This book is about a boy whose mother is dying of cancer. Thus, the monster is cancer.