Study Guide for The Sir Kaye the Boy Knight Series

Study Guide for The Sir Kaye the Boy Knight Series

Study Guide for The Sir Kaye the Boy Knight Series

Study Guide for The Sir Kaye the Boy Knight Series


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This comprehensive study guide contains teaching materials for all four of the Sir Kaye the Boy Knight books. The classroom lessons help students improve reading comprehension, build vocabulary, and expand their creative and expository writing skills while exploring a variety of themes from each book through Q&A, games, writing assignments, and classroom discussion prompts. The study guide also includes fascinating supplementary historical material to help students get a feel for what life was like in the Middle Ages and includes information on castles as strongholds, how castles were built, and castles as homes; horses, knights, falconry, and jousting; medieval food and medicine; heraldry and chivalry; medieval books and libraries; and much more!

This study guide includes:
• Lesson Plan for Book 1: The Knighting of Sir Kaye
• Lesson Plan for Book 2: The Lost Castle Treasure
• Lesson Plan for Book 3: Legend of the Forest Beast
• Lesson Plan for Book 4: The Eldridge Conspiracy
• Supplementary Historical Material on the Middle Ages

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937615390
Publisher: Cardboard Box Adventures
Publication date: 03/29/2017
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Don M. Winn is the award-winning children's fiction author of the Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series of children's chapter books and the Cardboard Box Adventures collection of thirteen picture books as well as the nonfiction book for parents and educators Raising a Child with Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know. As a dyslexia advocate, a dyslexic himself, and the parent of a (now adult) dyslexic child, he is fully committed to helping reluctant and struggling readers learn to love to read. Don frequently addresses parents and educators on how to maximize the value of shared reading time and how to help dyslexic and other struggling readers to learn to love to read. He's published articles about dyslexia and reading in US News & World Report, the Costco Connection Magazine, TODAY Parenting, Fostering Families Today, and many others.

Table of Contents

Sir Kaye Book 1 Lesson Plan Summary: The Knighting of Sir Kaye, paired with the Book 1 Lesson Plan, offers a fun and engaging story while providing a great introduction to children's literature in a medieval setting. Together, the book and lesson plan expand vocabulary and spelling skills and can be used to teach life lessons to help students both in and out of the classroom. The lesson plan focuses on central themes that students can apply to their lives, like the importance of bravery, the proper way to deal with jealousy, and how pride can keep people from doing the right thing.

Sir Kaye Book 2 Lesson Plan Summary: The Lost Castle Treasure is a suspenseful and mysterious story sure to keep your students on the edge of their seats. Paired with the lesson plan, this is a perfect way to introduce new creative writing techniques. In daily lessons, students are shown that there are many ways to express emotion through writing and actions. Drawing from the text and enjoying acting fun, your class will learn to think creatively about ways emotions can be conveyed. Students are challenged to write their own sentences describing feelings, driving home the lesson and inspiring creativity.

Sir Kaye Book 3 Lesson Plan Summary: Legend of the Forest Beast is an adventurous installment in the series portraying complex and relatable characters while teaching kids that they are capable of great things. The story and lesson plan teach students the importance of humility while challenging their creative and objective writing skills. Beginning with fun trivia to test reading comprehension, the lesson plan also provides activities to help students create their own fictional characters and questions to stimulate comprehensive classroom discussions about what humility looks like in contemporary life. Vocabulary activities help students understand the story and improve dictionary and writing skills.

Sir Kaye Book 4 Lesson Plan Summary: The Eldridge Conspiracy is the exciting conclusion to the series. With an adventure that teaches loyalty, friendship, and determination, the lesson plan teaches critical thinking skills for reading fiction and demonstrates ways to be loyal and trustworthy friends. The writing-intensive lesson plan challenges your students to write their own similes, learning new ways to express their feelings. A vocabulary list and related activities help students integrate new words into everyday language.

Supplementary Material: What was life like in the Middle Ages? Supplemental materials help students enjoy an immersive experience while reading the Sir Kaye series. Historical material and drawings provide a frame of reference for students to understand a lifestyle so different from today’s, while offering numerous opportunities for class or home projects.

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