This resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill. It bundles The Witch's Boy Novel Study
with STEAM packs about designing and making a catapult and creating a clay pot with which to hold magic.
ABOUT THE NOVEL:
When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Across the forest that borders Ned’s village, Áine, the daughter of the Bandit King, is haunted by her mother’s last words: “The wrong boy will save your life, and you will save his.” When the Bandit King comes to steal the magic Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, Áine and Ned meet. Can they trust each other long enough to cross a dangerous enchanted forest and stop the war about to boil over between their two kingdoms?
ABOUT THE RESOURCE:
This pack includes Chapter Summaries
, Comprehension Questions
, Digging Deeper Opportunities
(includes character studies and plot studies), Creative Writing Tasks
, Non-Fiction Tasks
related to content of the novel (stuttering, witch, goat, wolves, lynx, falcon, gallows), and STEAM enrichment activities
where children investigate, design, make, and evaluate their own catapults and clay pots according to Key Stage 2 Design Technology and Art and Design objectives.
Resource is provided as a PDF but a digital copy of the pack is available for editing and sharing on Google Classroom and Seesaw available with download.
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