Wendy and Elliot were on vacation with their parents. It was a long ride and they were bored. They asked if they could ride in the camper and their parents said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½YesÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½. Bad idea! The camper came unhitched and slid into the woods.
Walking in the woods they discover a sports camp like no other. Should Wendy and Elliot turn around and look for their parents or should they have a little fun first? I guess children shouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½t be bored on vacation. They might make a bad decisionÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã‚Â¦
Using the Novel Study
The novel study can be used in four ways:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã‚Â¢ Independent reading at student created paced
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã‚Â¢ Small group independent reading at student created paced
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã‚Â¢ Small group reading guided by the teacher
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã‚Â¢ Whole class reading guided by the teacher
Each novel study starts with students being introduced to ten words that are used in the novel. The student will use the dictionary.com definitions of each word to create sentences. Many of the words have multiple definitions so the students can choose the one they are most comfortable with.
The second approach to vocabulary has two activities. Each novel study has two different activities that are not repeated in any other Goosebumps novel study. They range from grammar to word usage to prefixes and suffixes.
Short response questions:
The questions come in two forms. The first is basic comprehension directly from the story. This is your ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Who, What, Where, When, Why and HowÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ question.
The second form is analysis of information and events in the story. The student is required to explain an answer, respond as if they were in the story, or state what they think the character(s) should do.
The remaining sections are key components in studying literature in a detailed and meaningful way. They include illustrating, summarization, and creative writing. The directions for each part are given within each section.