My English classes are enjoying a novel study of "The Tale of Despereaux". It is such a sweet story and because they all have prior knowledge of the book, we are really able to dig deep into the literary elements.
|Roscuro stealing the cape.|
I decided to enhance the unit by having them create a diorama of a scene from the novel. They really did an amazing job!
|Despereaux with his needle-sword|
This one is Noodle's. I love it!
|Despereaux in the library reading the fairytale.|
This boy made all the little books and the bookcases.
|"A rat in my soup!"|
The queen dies because a rat lands in her soup!
While we were oohing and ahhing over dioramas at the upper elementary school, the high school AP English classes were oohing and ahhing down at the Renaissance Faire in Norman.
Older daughter actually let someone touch her locks while she was there. I love it!