Remind students that they should refer to the text for their response. Students reread The Tale of Despereaux independently or with a partner. Use the Idea Web printable or create your own. These papers can be collected for grading, or simply to check for understanding and providing feedback to students. In return for her help, he promises Miggery she can become the princess. Refer back to the guiding questions for the lesson. Lesson Extensions New Words There are words like went, said, and nice that are clearly overused among second grade writers.
Word Power Jeopardy After students have completed the Word Power activity, introduce this exciting game of jeopardy. Have students work with a partner or a small group to complete the page. A very different aspect of the same theme is revealed when Roscuro does not forgive Princess Pea for the evil look she gave him. Despereaux threatens to kill Roscuro. About the Author Jim Radenhausen is a freelancer who began writing professionally in 1998. A Mouse is Born The first section introduces readers to the protagonist, Despereaux, and his family, who disown him. Reading is thinking and parents can help children develop comprehension skills.
In another strand of this story, we meet Miggery Sow, a peasant girl who is sold into service by her own father. There is a real richness about this book, and it is deserving of a set of copywork pages. The definition and images validate their understanding of the word and the context that it was used in the novel. In addition, parents read aloud to their children. Culminating Activity Have a special Tale of Despereaux Day for which students dress as one of the characters. And I also love to give my students the opportunity to go beyond the book and truly experience the characters and the message of such a well crafted story.
Fit For A Princess Draw a gown fit for a Princess but coveted by Mig. Additionally, the narrator knows what the characters are thinking; the narrator tells the reader how Despereaux is eager to see the light. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. Remind students again that, as readers, we must use everything the characters say and do to identify their character traits. The author, Kate DiCamillo, has created some truly memorable characters in this witty, suspenseful narrative, in which she addresses the reader directly. Day One: The teacher will introduce the with minimal explanation before students read independently. This activity will allow students to rewrite five scenes while exploring their imagination.
Besides looking and acting different than the others, Despereaux also discovers that he likes to read stories, fairy tales. Summary and a dozen discussion questions. This is the second in a progression of three read-aloud chapter books I use together: Poppy by Avi, The Tale of Despereaux, and Redwall by Brian Jacques. Monitor the groups carefully to check for misunderstandings and provide corrective feedback. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Gradually students developed many options for writers.
Summary: In the poetry activity, the students are to follow an outline to create a Diamante poem contrasting light and dark. It's a beautiful story that's all about the power of love and the importance of being who you really are. Call on more than one student to share answers and show students that it may be fine to have different answers as long as there is text evidence to support your answer. Call on students to offer suggestions for filling in the Venn diagram. Dietician For A Castle Create a healthy diet plan for Mig to help her lose the weight she gained on castle food. This corresponds to the fourth grade Literacy Writing standard 4. Ask students to read the first reference in their head and think about what the author really meant.
As the teacher reads, students acquire new ways of thinking and writing about literature. Provide students with a copy of. Newly armed with a sewing needle and a spool of thread, Despereaux makes his way to the dungeon. Bloom's Taxonomy: This corresponds to the highest level of Bloom's Taxonomy: create, because students are creating their own character based on knowledge of unlikely heroes in the book. Bloom's Taxonomy: This activity correlates with the analyze level of Bloom's Taxonomy, because students are doing a word study.
First, the narrator speaks directly to the reader, like when the narrator tells readers how Despereaux was listening to the music instead of searching for crumbs like normal mice. Roscuro is enamored with light and talks with the wise rat, Botticelli Remorso, about his curiosity. Remind students that a Venn diagram is used to compare and contrast characters, to show how they are alike and how they are different. You can find all of the links to the If you'd like to use these ideas to create your own unit study, Want to know more about what, exactly, a unit study is? Now when students proofread or critique another student's writing they look for these words and refer classmates to the posted word lists. Make certain that students know that even if they are not the one reading aloud, they should still be reading in their heads. Home Connections Talking About Reading As part of their homework, second graders read for 15 minutes per night. They are to write a letter to the king explaining why they do or do not agree.