If you are using The Spiderwick Chronicles series for a read aloud, this PowerPoint is a great way to get the most out of your read aloud time. This 14 slide PowerPoint features vocabulary words taken from the text. The words appear in order as they appear in the book and are complete with a few sentences from the book itself, a question for students about using prior knowledge and context clues to guess about the meaning, and finally the actual definition. This PowerPoint will help to meet the following ELA standards:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
The PowerPoint uses a simple background and font so that it is easy to read and is editable.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).