Tale of Despereaux (Hardcover) by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. Candlewick, 2003. ISBN: 0763617229. pp: 272.
Ages: 8-14, gr: 3-8
1Paperback (Reprint edition April 11, 2006) ISBN: 0763625299

  1. Original Book Guide created by Dr Mary Berry

  2. The Tale of Despereaux Teacher Guide (pdf), 20-page teacher guide field tested with 3rd & 4th graders

  3. The Tale of Despereaux Reader’s Guide, discussion questions, vocabulary, activities

  4. Web English Teacher lesson plans

  5. Literature Circle Guide from Scholastic (pdf)

  6. Book Browse Reading Guide

  7. Lively Read-Aloud, unit plan for using the book as a read-aloud to introduce second graders to chapter books

  8. ReadWriteThink activities to celebrate Kate DiCamillo’s birthday, March 25. Note: site may not be active other times of the year

  9. Literature Learning Ladders Connections. Links to make connections with the author, literary conventions, vocabulary, extension activities about mice and castles.

  10. BookHive Discussion Questions

  11. Multnomah County Library Book Discussion Groups for Kids; discussion questions

  12. Camel’s Hump Radio. Discussion questions that accompanied airing of an excerpt from the book on Vermont Public Radio.


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