The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans
Author: Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

This page contains The Whipping Boy
lesson plans, teaching resources, and fun projects for students.




The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman Book Cover and Lesson Plans

Whipping Boy Lesson Plans:

blue bullet point On this page, you will find teaching resources for fun individual and/or group projects to use with Sid Fleischman's book.

blue bullet point In addition, this page contains teaching resources with castle, knight, and Middle Ages themes.

blue bullet point If you are doing a Newbery Medal study in your classroom, this is a great book choice to use as a whole class novel, or as a historical fiction novel study. The Whipping Boy won the Newbery Medal in 1987.

blue bullet point When I read this novel with my students, I combine it with a medieval times unit and my students also complete writing assignments related to castles and knights. Many of The Whipping Boy lesson plans on this page can be used for any Middle Ages theme.

blue bullet point Below you will find some of The Whipping Boy lesson plans that I have developed over the years as I have used this novel with my students during our Newbery Medal book study.

blue bullet point All of The Whipping Boy lesson plans on this page include a second version of each resource that contains UK spelling and punctuation rules.



The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans

Castle Shaped Book Report Project Templates

The Whipping Boy Bulletin Board Banner Display

The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans:
This five page banner is included for free in this set of The Whipping Boy teaching resources.


The Whipping Boy Fun Group Book Report Project Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans
Castle Shaped Book Report Project Templates
Author: Sid Fleischman


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The Whipping Boy Bulletin Board Banner Display

Above: Classroom Bulletin Board Display of Whipping Boy Castle Projects

blue bullet point One of my students' favorite activities during the school year is completing this castle group project.

blue bullet point For this fun project, students work together to write about the following characters and story elements:

  • The Whipping Boy Examples of Castle Templates Prince Horace (Prince Brat)
  • Jemmy
  • Cutwater
  • Hold Your Nose Billy
  • setting
  • plot
  • problem
  • solution
  • conclusion.

My students love completing this castle project with the members of their group!

Whipping Boy Group Project Students

Above: Students working on their project together.

Whipping Boy Castle Group Project Students

Above: Students displaying their finished projects.

blue bullet point This teaching resources set includes step by step directions on how to assemble the 11 templates into a large castle that looks like the one shown below.

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Whipping Boy Castle Project Lesson Plans

The finished castle project measures
25 inches in length and 18 inches in height.

blue bullet point Depending on the age of your students, you could assemble these projects ahead of time for your students. Each castle takes me approximately 10 minutes to assemble.

blue bullet point I have given my fifth grade students the direction sheets, and they were able to assemble their projects themselves. I cut out the two templates that have flags on them ahead of time for my students because they have narrow lines to cut along.

blue bullet point There are 3 pages of directions that describe how to assemble this project, the first 2 worksheets are shown below. There are also assembling directions and tips written on the actual castle templates.

Whipping Boy Castle Project Directions

blue bullet point This is a cooperative group project and students begin their projects by completing their first drafts together. Students proofread and edit their first drafts together before they begin their final drafts.

blue bullet point Using their first draft worksheets, students describe these four characters: Prince Horace (Prince Brat), Jemmy, Cutwater, and Hold Your Nose Billy.

blue bullet point Next, students write about these 5 parts of the story: setting, plot, problem, solution, and conclusion.

There are 3 first draft worksheets that are included in this set.
The first 2 worksheets are shown below.

Whipping Boy Castle Project First Draft Writing Worksheets

blue bullet point This unique and fun group project for The Whipping Boy includes 11 templates that assemble into a large castle. The finished castle projects measure 25 inches in width and 18 inches in height.

blue bullet point Your students will love working on this large group project together and their finished projects will make an eye catching classroom or hallway display.

Below are examples of the 11 castle templates.


The Whipping Boy Castle Castle Project Templates and Worksheets

Two of the templates contain areas for students
to draw pictures of the 4 main characters.

The Whipping Boy Castle Group Project Author Sid Fleischman

There is an optional template (shown below) for this castle project
that includes adding a drawbridge that folds open and closes.


The Whipping Boy Castle Group Project Drawbridge Templates

blue bullet point When I am first introducing my students to a new group project, I believe that it is important for them to have a visual example of what the completed project will look like. I always complete an example of this castle project before I introduce this activity to my students.

blue bullet point Before my students begin writing their first drafts, I show them my finished castle project. This visual example immediately grabs my students' attention and they are excited to start working on this project together from the very beginning. I have found that my students are engaged and use their best effort as they go through the steps of the writing process and complete this fun project with their group members.

blue bullet point To save you time in coloring your example that you show to your students, I have included color castle templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished castle project at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their projects together.

Below are examples of the color templates.

The Whipping Boy Castle Group Project Drawbridge Color Templates

The Whipping Boy Castle Group Project Drawbridge Color Templates 2

blue bullet point After each group has completed their project, they can evaluate it using the group project grading rubric that is provided in this set.

blue bullet point After the group has graded their project, there is also an area on the rubric for the teacher to evaluate the castle project.

Grading Rubric for Whipping Boy Castle Group Project

blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of time to design and assemble their classroom bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large display letters or making a banner at home on their own computers.

blue bullet point In order to help save you time in assembling a bulletin board display featuring your students' group projects, I have designed a 5 page banner that is included for free in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, I recommend that you laminate your banner so that it will be more durable and you can use it again in the future.

The Whipping Boy Bulletin Board Banner Display

Below: The Whipping Boy bulletin board display banner
(5 printable worksheets are glued together to form this banner.)


blue bullet point EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #1: For many of the projects that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, I try to design some extra bulletin board accent pieces that will help you to decorate your classroom bulletin board display that features your students' work.

blue bullet point This set of The Whipping Boy lesson plans includes 5 bulletin board accent pieces that are shaped like knight helmets. I have written the title of the book and the main characters' names on these 5 accent pieces.

The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Bulletin Board Display Examples
The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Helmet Bulletin Board Display

The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Knights Helmet Bulletin Board Display

blue bullet point EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #2: This set of The Whipping Boy lesson plans also includes 4 bulletin board accent pieces that are shaped like shields that contain graphics related to the Middle Ages on them.

The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Knights Shield Bulletin Board Display

The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Shield Bulletin Board Display

I hope that your students enjoy completing this fun group project together
after they have read The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

The Whipping Boy Castle Group Projects Book Reports

Above: Examples of two finished castle projects.



The Whipping Boy Fun Group Book Report Project Sid Fleischman

The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans
Castle Shaped Book Report Project Templates
Author: Sid Fleischman


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2nd Set of Whipping Boy Lesson Plans:
Wanted Posters (Set of 4 Characters)

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman Wanted Poster Book Report Projects


Whipping Boy Lesson Plans Wanted Poster Book Report Projects

The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans Wanted Posters For:
Prince Brat, Jemmy, Cutwater, and Hold-Your-Nose Billy.
Author: Sid Fleischman


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blue bullet point Students love creating wanted posters for characters from the books that they have read. The Whipping Boy is an ideal book for wanted characters because of the four main characters in this book.

blue bullet point This set includes separate wanted posters for Prince Brat, Jemmy, Cutwater, and Hold-Your-Nose Billy.

blue bullet point All of these characters have done something wrong during the plot of the story, so students can write about an actual event from the book for these reading response projects. They can also use their imaginations and create a new crime that these characters committed.

blue bullet point For this writing assignment, students:

  • describe the character's appearance
  • what he is wanted for
  • where he was last seen
  • reward amount
  • narrative describing the action that happened and what made the character commit this crime

blue bullet point For students who are often reluctant about writing, I have found that my students think that this writing task is criminally fun and they tackle this assignment with great enthusiasm and creativity! You can let each student select which one of the 4 characters from the story that they want to write about. These wanted posters are also ideal for collaborative group student projects.

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources contains two templates that assemble into a Wanted Poster. The completed wanted posters measure 13 inches in height and 10 inches in width.

blue bullet point There are individual Wanted Posters for these 4 characters:

Wanted Poster
  • Prince Horace (Prince Brat)
  • Jemmy
  • Cutwater
  • Hold Your Nose Billy

blue bullet point This set of The Whipping Boy lesson plans includes:

  • Assembling Directions
  • First Draft Worksheets
  • Final Draft Black and White Templates
  • Final Draft Color Templates
  • Grading Rubric
  • 5 Page Bulletin Board Banner

blue bullet point There is a second version of each resource that contains UK spelling and punctuation rules.

Below is an example of the assembling directions
worksheet for the Prince Brat Wanted Poster.

Whipping Boy Student Projects Wanted Posters Directions Worksheet

blue bullet point Each character's set includes two first draft worksheets. Students should complete their first drafts and then proofread and edit them before they begin their final draft templates.

Below is an example of the first draft worksheets for the Prince Brat set.

The Whipping Boy Student Wanted Posters Worksheets

The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Student Wanted Posters

Below is an example of the final draft Wanted Poster templates.

blue bullet point Assembling these Wanted Posters is easy!

blue bullet point Students cut the dotted line off the bottom section, glue this piece onto the top section, and then trim along the thick black border of the Wanted Poster. Students draw a picture of their character inside the empty box.

The Whipping Boy Wanted Poster Templates

The Whipping Boy Wanted Poster Templates 2

blue bullet point Below are 4 examples of the final draft Wanted Poster color templates. Each one has a different color scheme.

blue bullet point As you are introducing this creative writing assignment to your students, it is helpful to have a visual example of a finished Wanted Poster for your students to see. I have provided color templates of the 4 different Wanted Posters to save you time in having to color your example.

blue bullet pointYou can also choose to print out these color templates to give to your students, instead of having them color their templates themselves using the black and white templates.

Below are examples of the Wanted Posters for:
Prince Brat, Jemmy, Cutwater, and Hold-Your-Nose Billy.

Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Student Wanted Poster Projects

Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Student Wanted Poster Book Reports

Below is an example of the grading rubric that you will find in this set.

The Whipping Boy Sid Fleischman Reading Book Report Grading Rubric

This set of The Whipping Boy lesson plans
also includes a 5 page bulletin board banner.

Whipping Boy Wanted Posters Bulletin Board Display Banner

Whipping Boy Lesson Plans Wanted Poster Book Report Projects


The Whipping Boy Lesson Plans Wanted Posters For:
Prince Brat, Jemmy, Cutwater, and Hold-Your-Nose Billy.
Author: Sid Fleischman


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The Whipping Boy lesson plans will be emailed to you and then you can download them instantly.
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