The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide

The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide
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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide is a 110-page, eight component resource for teaching Kate DiCamillo's 2004 Newbery Medal Winner.

Teaching Guide Components:
Chapter Summaries
(1)The detailed CHAPTER SUMMARIES, written in bulleted format for easy reference, provide a quick method for becoming familiar with the material when time is limited and for refreshing memory when using The Tale of Despereaux from year to year.

Prereading Activities
(2)PREREADING ACTIVITIES include a rodent trivia activity, discussion and research topics, a bulletin board idea, and a sequencing project that can be applied during or after reading.

Vocabulary Study
(3)In the VOCABULARY section are word lists with definitions, dictionary activities, and usage worksheets.

Short Answer Questions
(4)The chapter-by-chapter SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS can be put to use in a variety of ways including homework reading guides. The questions require detailed, FACTUAL responses.

Objective Tests
(5)The series of OBJECTIVE TESTS, which cover the novel as chapter-by-chapter quizzes and as a whole book test, do not require story interpretation but rather check for basic story comprehension. Students will find it necessary to read the material carefully and thoroughly for FACTUAL CONTENT in order to score well on these tests. The goal of this component is to build a strong foundation for progression to the higher level thinking skills.

Thinking Skills
(6)The activities in THINK, WRITE, CREATE, both chapter-by-chapter and whole book, require students to engage the higher level thinking skills of Bloom's Taxonomy. These open-ended activities cover a range of difficulties from the most basic to challenges for gifted students. The items are designed to spark divergent, creative, and speculative thinking, build vocabulary, inspire research, and encourage student interaction with the story and its characters.

Graphic Organizers for Writing
(7)The GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS for writing are based on specific novel events or characters rather than a standard design. Each one offers opportunities for practicing and improving writing skills.

Answer Keys
(8)Full ANSWER KEYS for every question requiring a specific answer are included.

Though not formally CCSS-aligned, the components in this Teaching Guide address many CCSS ELA requirements.

Download the free sample pages for a closer look.

The Tale of Despereaux Novel Study Guide components may be purchased separately.

The Tale of Despereaux Chapter Summaries and Objective Tests
The Tale of Despereaux Chapter Summaries and Objective Tests

The Tale of Despereaux Thinking Skills and Graphic Organizers for Writing
The Tale of Despereaux Thinking Skills and Graphic Organizers for Writing

The Tale of Despereaux Prereading Activities, Vocabulary Study, Short Answer Questions
The Tale of Despereaux Prereading Activities, Vocabulary Study, Short Answer Questions

The Tale of Despereaux Short Answer Questions
Tale of Despereaux Chapter-by-Chapter Short Answer Questions

The Tale of Despereaux Vocabulary Study
The Tale of Despereaux Vocabulary Study

The Tale of Despereaux Whole Book Test
The Tale of Despereaux Whole Book Test
Total Pages
108 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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