Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Punished by David Lubar ~ Fantastic Figurative Language!

This is my second post about Punished by David Lubar.  I have copied my previous post below.  What is NEW is that I have finally finished the most darling companion student booklet to use with this outstanding book!  *Clapping hands with glee!*

This complete unit has a companion booklet where students write a basic Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then paragraph and record their favorite figurative language quotes from reading.  The book is divided into 5 parts so students will get great practice with these two skills, yet spend most of their time reading to be ENGAGED with the humor in this text.

Notes from previous  blog post:
I am always on the look-out to find amazing books for kids that hilight and integrate fabulous figurative language concepts.  David Lubar's book, Punished, is one of my all-time favorites!  This is an easy, great read that  seamlessly introduces kids to puns, oxymorons, palindromes and anagrams.  This book is loads of fun!        

Logan and Benedict, best friends, raced through the library resulting in Logan crashing into an older man, Mr. Wordsworth.  Logan apologized.  Mr. Wordsworth replied, "Words aren't always enough."  Ominous sounding, he continues to tell Logan that he needed to be punished.

Page 15 gives us a wonderful tease to read on.                                      
"Yes. Punished.  I suspect it would do you some good."  He raise the book he was holding and blew on it.  A puff of dust swirled through the air.  I closed my eyes as the dust tickled my face.  "Hey, cut it out!" I wiped my face with my sleeve and then opened my eyes.  He was gone.
From that point forward, Logan speaks in puns, which are groan out-load "punny!"  Logan eventually  finds Mr. Wordsworth for an explanation.  Mr. Wordsworth tells Logan that he can remove the punishment himself by finding seven oxymorons, anagrams, and palindromes or he will speak in puns forever....

You will enjoy this delightful book!

Below is a preview of the remainder of this unit.  Hop on over to Teachers Pay Teachers to get this for your classroom.

I hope you will LOVE this unit as much as I do! {LINK}
Happy Reading!


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