Friday, May 22, 2020

Discussion #6 - Chapters 26-30 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 26-30 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. Miggery Sow tells several characters that she is going to be a princess. Compare and contrast their reactions to Miggery's statement.

2. What do Miggery Sow and Princess Pea have in common?

3. What kinds of different jobs did Miggery Sow have to do at the castle?

4. Did you read or learn any new words you had never seen before?

5. What did you think of chapters 26-30? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

Answer the questions down below in the comments!
Next Friday we will discuss chapters 31-35!
Happy Reading!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Discussion #5 - Chapters 21-25 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapter 21-25 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. What does the Queen love more than anything in the world? Why is it banned from the kingdom?

2. Who is Miggery Sow?

3. What does Roscuro steal from the banquet hall?

4. Did you read or learn any new words you had never seen before?

5. What did you think of chapters 21-25? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

Answer the questions down below in the comments!
Next Friday we will discuss chapters 26-30!
Happy Reading!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Discussion #4: Chapter 16-20 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapter 16-20 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. Who are Roscuro and Botticelli?

2. What does Botticelli tell Roscuro will happen if he goes up into the light? Was his prediction accurate?

3. Why does Botticelli tell Roscuro to take the red cloth from the new prisoner? What does Roscuro believe the cloth will do?

4. Did you read or learn any new words you had never seen before?

5. What did you think of chapters 16-20? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

Answer the questions down below in the comments!
Next Friday we will discuss chapters 21-25!
Happy Reading!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Discussion #3 : Chapters 11-15 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapter 11-15 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. What would you have done if you were Despereaux's Mother or Brother?

2. Why is Despereaux taken to the dungeon?

3. Who is Gregory, and how does he help Despereaux?

4. Did you read or learn any new words you had never seen before?

5. What did you think of chapters 11-15? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

Answer the questions down below in the comments!
Next Friday we will discuss chapters 16-20!
Happy Reading!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Discussion #2: Chapter 6-10 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapter 6-10 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. What 3 Mice Rules did Despereaux break? What punishment did he receive from the Mouse Council?

2. Why does the King tell Princess Pea not to speak with Despereaux?

3. What did Despereaux's father, Lester, do during the Mouse Council meeting? What would you have done if you were Lester?

4. Did you read or learn any new words you had never seen before?

5. What did you think of chapters 6-10? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

Answer the questions down below in the comments!
Next Friday we will discuss chapters 11-15!
Happy Reading!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Discussion #1 : Chapters 1-5 "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapter 1-5 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. How is Despereaux different from other mice?

2. What happens when Despereaux's sister tries to teach him to nibble paper?

3. What do you think about Despereaux's family?

4. Did you read or learn any new words you had never seen before?

5. What did you think of chapters 1-5? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

Answer the questions down below in the comments!
Next Friday we will discuss chapters 6-10!
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Where To Get The Book:
"The Tale of Despereaux" is available to download from:

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OverDrive/Libby




About The Book:
WINNER OF THE NEWBERRY MEDAL! (2004)
"Kate DiCamillo introduces a hero for all time! Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and ultimately, into each other's lives. And what happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out."

A/R Level: 4/7
Recommended Grades: 4th-8th



Discussion #6 - Chapters 26-30 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 26-30 of "The Tale of Despereaux" 1. Miggery Sow tells several characters that she is going to...