A series of six statements to build student interest and provide some background knowledge prior to reading the novel, The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo. Before starting the book, students read each statement and write down whether they agree or disagree. As students read the book, they record evidence that either proves or disproves each statement. After reading, students again write down whether they agree or disagree with each statement.
Great for promoting discussion both before and after reading.