The Tale of Despereaux is an enchanting novel about a courageous mouse, a beautiful princess, and some soup. If you are looking for a book that is filled with adventure and contains incredible writing, then this novel is for you!
This unit contains seventeen pages of comprehension questions, seventeen pages of vocabulary work, a figurative language flip book, classroom posters, and a bonus movie packet. While reading The Tale of Despereaux, I found that this novel is filled with challenging words. Therefore, there is a large focus on using context clues and the dictionary to understand unknown words.
Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5
Reading Level: Grade level Equivalent 4.8
Guided Reading: U
Figurative Language Flip Book - The highlight of this novel study is that each student will illustrate a flip book focusing on figurative language found throughout the story. The following terms will be addressed:
Interactive Movie Experience – Students will have the opportunity to compare the book to the movie by completing the following activities:
*Write, Pair, Share
*Compare and Contrast
*Give One to Get One
*Movie vs. Book
*Write a Review
Figurative Language Posters - In addition, this novel study includes figurative language posters to hang up in your classroom during whole class discussion.