This novel study for The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo, contains 143 pages of resources, including comprehension and vocabulary by chapter, reading response activities, assessments, and more.
Focus standards include figurative language, theme, character analysis, plot, and setting.
No-prep, predictable, and extremely user-friendly, this literature guide is perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study.
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♥Eye-catching digital version contains full-color, interactive adaptations of all resources.
♥Excellent for school or homeschool. No-prep and so easy for teachers, parents, and students to follow!
♥Perfect for distance learning. Students can access the digital version from home or school. Teachers and students can easily send this back and forth using Google Drive or Google Classroom! (The minimum that's needed is a free Google account. However, you may also contact me for help using this product on many other digital learning platforms!)
** NEW ** An additional version of the assessments is now included as Google Forms, which are self-grading. Students can complete these easily on their computers and laptops, and you get instant data! Easy instructions included. (Note: You will need to manually grade the written response questions only.)
1) Student Chapter Work
•Every section covers a few chapters and contains the following six parts.
→Quickwrite-Encourages freewriting and relates the text to the student.
→Vocabulary-introduces 4 new words for every section.
→True/False, Multiple Choice, and/or Sequencing questions.
→Standards Focus Activity.
→Comprehension and Analysis-3 written response questions.
→Beyond-a creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.
2) 15 Common Core-aligned Reading Response Activities
•Partner Up: Questions and Answers
•Themes & Lessons
•Causes and Effects
•Character Flip Book Project
•Settings and Emotions
•Two Points of View
•Book vs. Movie
•My Book Cover
•Reading Strategy: Predictions
•My Book Review
3) Vocabulary Focus
•Two Vocabulary Reviews
•Practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, context clues
•Vocabulary Lists that come with and without definitions
•Four challenge words chosen for you from every few chapters (reading is divided into readable chunks)
•Vocabulary Word Wall cards in full color
•Vocabulary Flashcards in b/w
4) Culminating Project Options
•9 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book
5) Two Assessments
•Test comprehension and vocabulary
•Test #1-Chapters 1 to 23
•Test #2-Chapters 24 to 52
•Assessments provided in 3 versions: printables, Google Slides, AND Google Forms!
6) Student Bookmarks
•Serve as reference tools
•Highlight plot, setting, characters
7) Easy planning and Low Prep
•Unit Map lays it all out for you
•Table of Contents for easy navigation
•Common Core Codes included for all activities
•Student Packet Covers
•All Answer Keys
8) Instructions for digital Google Slides Version
9) Instructions for digital Google Forms Tests
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