Use The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo to turn your read aloud or small group work into a time to improve comprehension and talk about the text in purposeful ways.
This set of vocabulary development resources for The Tale of Despereaux highlights the words that are most important for students to know and understand while reading the book. Through engaging in fun word games, matching words to definitions, and practicing how to categorize words, students will develop the vocabulary necessary to comprehend this story and many others.
Use this Running Record to assess oral reading fluency with The Tale of Despereaux. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.