The Tale of Despereaux, the Newbery Medal-winning fairy tale by Kate DiCamillo, is a story about the adventures of a mouse named Despereaux Tilling. He sets out on his quest to rescue a beautiful human princess.
Use this fun resource to culminate the novel and use it as an assessment tool as well!
Your students will describe the main setting using adjectives, as well as give details about the main character. Students will have the opportunity to describe the plot and write about one of the main themes found in the novel (Light/Dark, Forgiveness, Honesty, and Pride/Self-Esteem. They will also find definitions and write sentences for some vocabulary words. There is a design component as well. Students will design a "Bookmark" using one of the 4 sections of the book as their inspiration.