The Tale of Despereaux: Novel Study

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What kind of mouse is Despereaux Tilling ... a field mouse? A white-footed mouse? With the novel study for The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, scholars research the different species of mice and draw pictures of the one that they think best resembles the title character. They also create original examples of alliteration and simile and use illustrations to summarize the text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students share their mouse drawings or display them in the classroom 
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners may need dictionaries to complete the vocabulary section 
  • Provides only a partial study of the novel 
  • Requires library or Internet access for a minor research activity 
Pros

  • Integrates vocabulary practice using text-based examples 
  • Includes activities for artistic and visual learners
Cons

  • None