Big Idea:"The Whipping Boy" is a literary masterpiece! However, without background information, it will be difficult for the students to understand. Students will learn what background knowledge is as well as build the schema they need to understand the text.
Big Idea:Making inferences can be fun! We will learn about inferences in this lesson and use our knowledge about inferences as we read chapter 2 in the novel "The Whipping Boy" by Sid Fleischman, we will be be making inferences based on clues we read in the text.
Big Idea:Students will learn what theme means and how they can determine the theme of a story by drawing on details within the text to determine theme. They will also learn that there can be multiple themes for a text.