Friday, June 26, 2020

Discussion #11 : Chapters 51-43 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 51-53 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. Which two characters lose their tails in the story? How do they lose them?

2. Does Despereaux succeed in his quest to save the Princess? What is the outcome of his quest?

3. Did you like the way that the story ended? Why or why not? 

4. Imagine it is now a year after our story has ended - what do you think the Kingdom is like now? Do you think anything has changed?

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

This was our final book discussion for "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo. Great job - we read a book all together! 
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Friday, June 19, 2020

Discussion #10 : Chapters 46-50 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 46-50 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. When Despereaux returns to the dungeon to save Princess Pea, what does he do to bring some light into the dungeon? 

2. What four things do the rats smell when Despereaux is in the dungeon?

3. What did Roscuro do to Miggery Sow?

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

5. What did you think of chapters 46-50? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

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Next Friday we will discuss chapters 51-53.
Happy Reading!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Discussion #9 : Chapters 41-45 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 41-45 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. How did Despereaux's dream of the Knight help him on his quest?

2. Who is the threadmaster, and what was his job? How does he help Despereaux with his quest?

3. When Despereaux sees the Cook in the kitchen, what was she doing and why was she afraid? How did she help Despereaux with his quest?

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

5. What did you think of chapters 41-45? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

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Next Friday we will discuss chapters 46-50.
Happy Reading!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Discussion #8 : Chapters 36-40 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 36-40 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. What was the plan that Miggery and Roscuro came up with for Princess Pea?

2. What did Roscuro do to Gregory the jailer?

3. What happened when the Mouse Council saw Despereaux again?

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

5. What did you think of chapters 36-40? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

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Next Friday we will discuss chapters 41-45.
Happy Reading!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Discussion #7 : Chapters 31-35 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 31-35 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

1. Why isn't Miggery Sow afraid as she stands in the dungeon with Gregory's meal?

2. Who saves Despereaux from the dungeon and the rats? How do they do it?

3. What does Miggery Sow do to Despereaux?

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

5. What did you think of chapters 31-35? Did you like them? What do you think is going to happen next?

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Next Friday we will discuss chapters 36-40.
Happy Reading!

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?

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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?

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Next Friday we will discuss chapters 26-30!
Happy Reading!

Discussion #11 : Chapters 51-43 of "The Tale of Despereaux"

Discussion Questions for Chapters 51-53 of "The Tale of Despereaux" 1. Which two characters lose their tails in the story? How do ...