This is a 103 page teaching unit on the novel The Tale of Despereaux. Each chapter has a printable page with an activity, writing assignment, or questions that require close reading and critical thinking. Using these handouts, students will examine the author's craft, as well as literary elements such as point of view, setting, foreshadowing, and theme. Along the way, students will also write poems, an essay, a news report, and even a song. The handouts are ready for you to copy and will provide you with a literary focus for each chapter. There are five tests included in this unit, including a test to compare the movie version to the novel. The best part is you can use this unit for years to come! Take a look at the following table of contents to see what is included in this unit.
Chapters 1 & 2 Meet the Mice Chapters 3 & 4 Foreshadowing, Discussion, Simile Chapter 5 Writing Opportunity Chapters 6 & 7 Expanding on Quotes Chapter 8 Examine a Word Chapter 9 Discuss and Predict Chapter 10 Meaning of Words Chapter 11 Despereaux’s Feelings Chapter 12 Acrostic Poetry Chapter 14 Setting Chapter 15 Point of View Test ~ Book the First Chapter 16 Summarizing & Compare/Contrast Chapter 17 Discussion Chapter 18 Literal vs. Figurative Meanings Chapter 19 Context Clues Chapter 20 Tone Chapter 21 Discussion Chapter 22 Silent Conversation Chapter 23 Cause & Effect Test ~ Book the Second Chapters 24 & 25 Writing Opportunity Chapter 26 Poetry / Comparison Chapter 27 Song Lyrics Chapter 28 Comprehension / Discussion Chapter 29 Reader’s Theater Chapter 30 The Dungeon Chapter 31 Mig Chapters 32 & 33 Words to Know Test ~ Book the Third Chapters 34 & 35 Emotions Chapter 36 Discussion Chapters 37 & 38 The Heart Chapter 39 News Report Chapter 40 Forgiveness Chapter 41 Characterization Chapter 42 A Quest Chapters 43 & 44 Discussion / Poem Chapter 45 Personification Chapter 48 Imagery Chapters 49 & 50 Title Analysis Chapters 51 & 52 Fate Test ~ Final ABCs of The Tale of Despereaux Answer Keys
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