Preview and Predict Have students study the illustration on the cover of the book. The two boys face all sorts of average teenage problems like bullies, trouble at school, and trying to fit in with other kids their age. As the Garners' third child, Luke's very life is in danger. His recent novels for adults include 'Dark Matter', 'Coffins', and 'Taken'. For students interested in the myth and history of these times, encourage them to read a version of the story of King Arthur or to research facts about knights, armor, and chivalry. Max recalls the research center Freak had mentioned earlier and rushes there, only to discover that Freak lied and that the research center in question is nothing other than a commercial laundromat.
After he's safe and sound, things settle down a bit, and Max even starts doing better in school. And when he's finished, he has written a book called Freak the Mighty. This time he caught Peter Driscal in the parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. One day, Freak shows Max a research center where he is to be rehabilitated. When does Kevin show the greatest courage? The next day, Max goes to visit the hospital, but learns that Freak died during the night.
Use the printable Freak the Mighty Analyzing Conflict Worksheet to model for students how to analyze the conflicts in the book and discuss what they reveal about the characters. In literature, a genre is a category made up of different books, short stories, and poems that have similar characteristics. He is Max's opposite in both physical size and in intelligence. The Private Eye Writers of America nominated two of his T. For the next year, it is not an unusual sight to see Max walking along with Kevin perched on his shoulders.
Together, they were Freak the Mighty. But his new neighbor, Kevin, in his tiny, deformed body, seems willing to accept him. A Mighty book for fifth graders Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. Then they turn on her. Freak and Max go to a local festival to watch a firework show where they get attacked by Blade and his gang. Reading and Writing Connection Book Blog Challenge students to become book bloggers by responding to the following prompts about Freak the Mighty. A very popular literary genre is fiction, a category that includes imaginary and made-up stories.
Eventually Kevin rescues Max by spraying a mixture of soap, vinegar and curry powder in Kenny's eyes, which he claimed was sulfuric acid. The walk is grueling, but there is unexpected hope. There, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear of Native American legend. When his selection leads him to an unnamed man, the man called only the Giver, he begins to sense the dark secrets that underlie the fragile perfection of his world. Help students clarify the unusual names that are used for several of the characters and answer any other questions.
There they confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. As they watch, encourage them to compare the movie version with the book version. The two retrieve the purse but are once again confronted by Blade and his gang. At first, Grim feels sorry for Kevin, but later, he appreciates Kevin's abilities and intelligence. Ask students to hold up the vocabulary card that matches each description. He had a little body, and a really big brain. Inspired by the life of a boy who lived a few blocks away, he wrote 'Freak The Mighty', the award-winning young-adult novel, which has been translated into numerous languages and is now read in schools throughout the world.
Kevin has , wears leg braces and uses crutches, and thinks of himself as a robot and is bullied by many bigger kids due to his short height. Project the page on a whiteboard or pass out copies to students. What exactly does it mean to come of age? She was brutally murdered by her husband, Kenneth Kane. Freak is equally impressed with Max—he is so big and strong. Years later, in contemporary South Sudan, a girl named Nya must walk eight hours a day to fetch water. And like Kevin the real boy was highly intelligent, and interested in both language and scie … nce.
On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. Encourage students interested in medicine and technology to research and report on the replacement parts available for the human body. Freak tracks Max and Killer Kane to Iggy and Loretta's apartment and breaks in, armed with a squirt gun he claims is loaded with sulfuric acid, which he sprays in Killer Kane's eyes. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust. While exchanging Christmas gifts Freak gives Max a blank book and tells him to write in it.
Jonas watches his friend Fiona named Caretaker of the Old and his cheerful pal Asher labeled the Assistant Director of Recreation. Text-to-Self What did you learn about courage that you had not thought about before? At the hospital, Freak gives Max a blank book and tells him to fill it with their adventures. About Author Rodman Philbrick: The writer of the book we are talking about is an American author. Freak the Mighty were my favorite characters!! How has the book changed your ideas about people? Afterward, the two boys help each other out with Freak acting as Max's brain and Max acting as Freak's legs by carrying him around everywhere on his shoulders, allowing Freak to partake in activities he couldn't do before, such as a basketball game. Guide them to use evidence from the book to support their ideas.