The Whipping Boy (Novel Study Guide)

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  • eBook Order #: CCP2508
  • Print Book Order #: CC2508
  • Both eBook & Print Book Order #: CC+P2508
  • ISBN13: 978-1-55319-340-1
  • Grades: 5, 6
  • Reading Level: 5-6
  • Total Pages: 55
  • Author: Marie-Helen Goyetche

  • Watch as a spoiled and selfish boy grows into a kind and appreciative friend.

    Test student's higher-order thinking skills with useful response questions. Imagine alternatives to the story by writing a scene if the King's knights found Jemmy and the Prince after they ran away. Identify which character said the provided statements. Write a ransom note to the King in Jemmy's hand; then, predict how the King will react to reading this note. Students design their own coat of arms and write a brief presentation to share their creation. Write vocabulary words next to their definitions before using each word in a sentence to show its meaning. Highlight how Prince Brat matured throughout the course of the story in a before and after organizer. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.

    About the Novel:
    Prince Brat and Jemmy are out on the loose! Jemmy, who once made a living catching rats in the sewers, is now living in the king's castle as the whipping boy for Prince Horace, commonly known to the citizens of the kingdom as Prince Brat. Jemmy is punished in his place, for it is illegal to spank the heir. The two escape into the forest where they encounter two tough-talking cutthroats with "reserved seats in Hell", a dancing bear, and a hot-potato man. Misunderstandings, trickery, bullheadedness, and slow-turning cogs in villians' heads occur. Prince Brat begins to appreciate Jemmy?s courage and friendship and when the two eventually return to the castle, the prince has resolved to be a true friend to Jemmy and quit his spoiled, selfish ways.

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    Wonderful variety of activities. Thank you.

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    We loved this unit!! 6th grade boys were so excited to read as well as complete the worksheets to go along with it!!! Thanks for a neat package.

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