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Literature-based Skill Building

Freak the Mighty, Chapter 15

The following are comprehension activities related to the novel Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, chapter 15. NOTE: Keep reading fun! Choose some, but not all, the exercises for each chapter. It may be appropriate to just to complete a learning log, or to discuss activities and answers instead of writing things down. THese chapters are short -- sometimes you might just keep reading!

Chapter Fifteen: What Came Down The Chimney

1. Learning Log

A. Give this chapter a new title. Consider what happened and the feelings of the chapter.
___________________________________________________________________

B. Setting: Identify the setting of this chapter.
time ________________________________________
place _______________________________________________

C. Summarize what happens in this chapter: ______________________________________

D. Questions:

Ask a question about something that happened in this chapter, or what might happen.
_________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Vocabulary Word Part: Bio

Complete the exercises for four more words in the Bio word parts exercise (click on the link to get there).

2. Main Idea

Write down a good title that each group of words would belong to. It can be one word or a phrase. Example:

Planets
      Mars
      Earth
      Mercury
      Pluto
Boys' Names
      Harry
      Tyrone
      Kevin
      Max

___________________________

      presents
      tree
      good food
      decorations

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      coal
      wood
      oil
      natural gas

___________________________

      snow
      sleet
      freezing rain
      slush

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      pyramid
      cone
      sphere
      cube
 

___________________________
      sweater
      jacket
      parka
      coat

___________________________

      dictionary
      encyclopedia
      telephone directory
      almanac

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      apple core
      orange rind (peel)
      peach pit
      watermelon seeds
   
 

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