The Whipping Boy Literature Circle Activity. This 16 page reading activity packet includes everything you need to conduct literature circles for The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman. This Newbery winning book is about an orphan named Jemmy. As the whipping boy, Jemmy must take the whippings for the royal heir to the king, Prince Brat. Jemmy plans to run away from the castle. Unfortunately Prince Brat beats him to it and takes Jemmy along on a journey- or does Jemmy take Prince Brat on a journey?
Included in this document the chapters the students will read on a daily basis, their daily requirements, a detailed description of each job in literature circles, an easy to use template to assign students daily jobs, end of the book project choices with scoring rubric, chapter-by-chapter discussion questions, chapter-by-chapter key vocabulary with an answer key, and some vocabulary activities. Your students will love the book and the literature circles!
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