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Reading and Writing Workshop: Freak the Mighty

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Reading and Writing Workshop: Freak the Mighty

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 50- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lara Hebert, EdM

Lara Hebert, EdM

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives





  • Class set of Freak the Mighty (1 for each student)

  • Dictionaries

  • General classroom materials (drawing paper, colored markers, crayons, and so forth)

  • Journals or spiral notebooks for reader responses

  • Magnetic letters or letter cards

  • Small notebooks or materials for bookmaking


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Graphic Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Graphic Map

The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.


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  • Pre-read the novel.

  • Generate a sample list of metaphors and hyperbole appropriate for the level of your class.

  • Test the Graphic Map interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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