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The Whipping Boy is the perfect novel to share with your upper elementary to middle school students for so many reasons... the figurative language, the plot, and the idea that the "grass is always greener."
This print and go novel unit with lesson plans and answer key contains the following: -lesson plans for immediate implementation -character analysis -7-pages of context clue word work -20-pages of reader response questions -2-pages of figurative language work -3-post-reading journal prompts -Venn diagram for compare and contrast work -an end of novel project idea to engage students from beginning to end.
Summary of the novel: Prince Horace aka Prince Brat is the worst. He plays pranks on everyone, refuses to learn to read or write, and then decides to take his whipping boy, Jemmy, on a runaway adventure. After being captured by hooligan highwaymen and having a day of dangerous adventure, the boys become friends and return safely to the castle.
This novel will have your students seeing that friendships can come out of peculiar relationships and that wealth doesn't bring happiness.
This novel is a must read and this is the perfect resource to engage your readers.
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I have taught for 15 years as an upper elementary reading and language arts teacher. I love this level of learners because they challenge me to find the perfect novels, and to create the most effective resources. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent English Language Arts.
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