This ten-page resource for teaching Jerry Spinelli's 1991 Newbery Medal Winner begins with an alphabetical listing of sixty-nine vocabulary words taken from the full novel text along with their page number.
Next, is a series of chapter-by-chapter word lists with definitions that present the targeted vocabulary words in story order and identify their location by page number. Each list is coupled with companion student worksheets that require interpretive use of a dictionary. The pages are designed to be used BEFORE reading so that students will have some knowledge of the words when they encounter them again in story context.
The final portion includes word usage or analysis activities that may be assigned BEFORE or DURING the reading process.
Full answer keys are included.
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