FREAK THE MIGHTY Unit Plan - Novel Study Bundle (Philbrick) - Literature Guide

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    1 - START HERE Contents, Calendar, Pedagogy, & Figurative Language Instructional


    Your learners will enjoy the rigor and creativity of our engaging Freak the Mighty activities built from best teaching practices. We want to make your lesson planning journey easy, so you can focus on your expertise. This novel study includes a curriculum map pacing guide that offers our day-by-day suggestion for how to plan out your weeks of lessons. Our pedagogy section explains the instructive idea behind the activity, gives ideas for implementation, and aligns it to the standards. We've filmed some training videos on (1) how to assemble a Novel Analysis Packet that is unique to the academic needs of your learners and (2) how to effectively use our Quickwrite writing prompts.

    TEXT: FREAK THE MIGHTY by Rodman Philbrick

    LEVEL: 5th - 8th

    TOTAL: 210 slides/pages
    → Based off the 2001 Scholastic Edition [ISBN: 0439286069].

    Pacing Guide and Answer Keys included
    → Meets Common Core Standards

    → Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped


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    Both versions & the combo bundle contain the same activities. The only difference is how they are optimized for print/in-person or digital distance learning. The print/in-person version is formatted to save you photocopies and ink, while the digital makes use of colorful, rich graphics and more space for working along with easy-grade forms. And the Combo bundle includes all of it to meet your shifting needs day-to-day.



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    → Suggested timeline of how a teacher could plan out the unit

    → Detailed explanations of the goals of each activity and how to conduct the activities

    → Meets Common Core Standards

    → Easy to differentiate for different learning levels: Honors, 2nd language learners, and Sped

    Prereading Bias Intro Activity (print : digital)

    - answer thematic questions to get students thinking about the novel

    - 12-page/slide activity

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Superhero Activity (print : digital)

    - Students think about superheroes' strengths and weaknesses and consider themselves as a superhero like Freak the Mighty

    - 2-page activity

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Plot Chart Analyzer Diagram Arc (print : digital)

    - organize the 6 parts of the plot

    - 1-page analyzer & Answer Key

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Conflict Graphic Analyzer - 6 Types of Conflict (print : digital)

    - Students analyze the 6 different types of conflict in stories

    - 1-page analyzer & Answer Key

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Characters Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze the main characters using novel quotes

    - 5-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3

    Settings Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze the main settings using novel quotes

    - 1-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Symbols Analyzer (print : digital)

    - Students analyze the 6 different symbols in the story

    - 8-page analyzer

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2

    Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts (print : digital)

    - 1/2 writing assignments to spur much deeper conversational thinking

    - 46-question slideshow

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1

    Figurative Language Instructional Slideshow (print : digital)

    - We set out to make the most helpful, most compelling, most graphically attractive teaching resource for you to introduce your learners to all the various figurative language. This 70+ slide activity will help you introduce how every many you need to teach your level of learners.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

    Figurative Language Analyzer (print : digital)

    - analyze and complete 96 figures of speech specific to the novel

    - 12-page bundle

    - Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Hyperboles, Analogies, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Puns, Symbols

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    5 Comprehension Pop Quizzes (print : digital)

    - a 5-question pop quiz per 5 chapters

    * 16-slides of PowerPoint Quizzes & Keys

    * 20-pages of Printable Quizzes & Keys

    - The purpose of these is so students who read the chapters recently would ace the quiz and students who didn't read recently would not do well.

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.10

    Vocabulary List and Quiz Assessment (print : digital)

    - 60 vocabulary words from the novel

    - two 30-question lists & quizzes

    - 8-page Bundle includes list of words, quiz, and answer keys

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4

    Persuasive Essay and Speech (print : digital)

    - 3 persuasive essay options for students to choose from; optional delivery of essay as a speech

    - Includes essay and speech grading rubrics

    - 6-page bundle

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1

    Movie vs. Novel Comparison (print - included in print unit : digital)

    - 2-page analyzer

    - Students compare & contrast the movie and novel

    - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7

    Enjoy! And be Mighty!



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    Teaching Duration
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    Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
    Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
    Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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