Skinnybones is about a young boy named Alex, who challenges the class bully to a game of baseball in the hopes of proving his worth not only to others, but to himself.
During the course of the novel, Alex discovers that maybe his strengths lie somewhere other than athletics. Our unit provides teachers with a highly structured format for teaching language arts as students develop a love for reading longer materials like novels. Various areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing are all entwined in this integrated approach eliminating the need for teaching these skills separately. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, word scrabble, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.