In Beverly Cleary’s epistolary novel Dear Mr. Henshaw, a lonely young boy receives an assignment from his teacher that leads to self-discovery. Leigh Botts writes a letter to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw, and when the author writes back with questions of his own for Leigh, the child begins to explore his feelings regarding the important events in his life to date. He is deeply unhappy about his parents’ divorce, and has trouble dealing with his father. To make matters worse, Leigh has recently moved to a new town where he thinks of himself as nobody special. After Mr. Henshaw encourages him to record his thoughts and feelings in a journal, Leigh is slowly able to work out what he can, and cannot, change about life. Cleary’s novel is a sensitive treatment of a child’s struggle to form a positive self-image in the midst of complex family dynamics, and is recommended for readers ages ten and up.
This Novel Study supports the superb novel, Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary. All Teacher-Tested Novel Studies follow a similar format. Teachers can provide each student with a different novel but use similar assignments that include comprehension questions and visual interpretations, assignments in plot and conflict, character webs, timeline, vocabulary crosswords, and formats to respond to letter and essay writing assignments.
Leigh Botts is a 10-year old boy who writes to his favorite author as an assignment. Leigh and Mr. Henshaw begin a series of correspondences which allow Leigh to vent feelings about his parents' divorce. Novel by Beverly Cleary. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key.
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