Chapter 1 Cumulative Skill Work-This unit takes passages from Freak the Mighty and progresses students from basic skills all the way through finding textual evidence and higher level inferencing. Each passage will have spelling, punctuation and capitalization errors. Students must identify and label parts of speech within the passage as well as find context clues to work on vocabulary. Students will define and find figurative language as well. Finally the students will be asked to find textual evidence to find answers for higher level, inference questions as well as practice writing/summarization skills. This unit is a great way to work on skills from simple to complex. Group discussion is a great way to facilitate this activity.
NOTE: Directions ask kids to "dissect" sentences. This means students must use symbols to identify the different parts of speech in a line(s) of the passage.