In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A STORY of a special mouse who is on a dangerous quest to rescue the princess. Despereaux falls in love with a princess even though mice and humans are not supposed to! Caught, Despereaux is sentenced to the dungeon however He escapes and goes looking for his beloved princess. The Princess, however, has already been tricked and has been taken to the dungeon. Despereaux must save his love, and together with the help of his friends, eventually rescues her. As his quest comes to a close, Despereaux realizes that he still cannot marry the princess, however they become friends. The story ends with the king, the princess, and Despereaux eating a feast and living happily together forever. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.