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The Tale of Despereaux

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The Kids' Wings 32-page unit for the Newbery Medalist, The Tale of Despereaux, Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread,  will extend the fun and magic of this amazing book by Kate DiCamillo.  You and your students will love every minute of your journey to the light with Despereaux.

Activities in this literature guide include:

  • Readers Theater Script for Chapter 1
  • Become a Character!
  • Anticipation Guide
  • Chapter Questions for Predict-Read-Confirm, 4 pages
  • Despereaux's Song to the tune of Shenandoah
  • Four Stories, Four Songs=Perfect Harmony (A Round of 4 Different Songs for the 4 Different Stories)
  • Vocabulary Threads: Word Walls
  • Confessions (Multiple Choice)
  • The New Law in a Monarchy
  • Proofread: A Letter to the King with Multiple Choice questions--4 pages
  • Let's Make a Law
  • "Reading Between the Lines" Magazine Article and Questions--4 pages
  • The Hearts of the Characters
  • Timeline comparing the 4 main charactes
  • Crossword Puzzle Review of Chapters 1-15
  • Mouse Math--Weight
  • Illustrating Important Scenes
  • Every Action Has a Consequence -- Illustrate It!
  • Comparing a Movie with the Book
  • Crossword Puzzle Review of Book the Second, Chiarscuro
  • Writing Prompts

 

 


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