The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-One – Fun Fact

In Chapter 21, Edward finds himself in a tricky situation. He’s being held captive by the hermit, and appears to have no way of escaping. If only he had read this blog post, maybe he could have gotten free! Today’s Fun Fact for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 21 focuses on…ESCAPING FROM BEING TIED UP

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-One – Vocabulary

In addition to the word hermit, today’s vocabulary word is also very important to understanding our main antagonist in Chapters 20 and 21. Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 21 is…ARCHANGEL

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty – Fun Fact

According to some, the act of having that constant reminder on your finger helps you to remember things. This same general idea relates to today’s Fun Fact as well. The Fun Fact for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 20 focuses on…HAIRSHIRTS

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty – Historical Tidbit

after he realizes he is the son of Henry VIII. But what is the source of his rage? Today’s Historical Tidbit for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 20 is about…THE DISSOLUTION OF THE MONASTERIES

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty – Vocabulary

Have you heard of a hermit crab? Do you know how they got their name? It’s because they will often avoid threats or other things by withdrawing into their shell. Just like our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 20…HERMIT

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Nineteen – Fun Fact

Do you believe in bad omens? What about good ones? Many people believe that horseshoes, the number 13, or double rainbows are signs of good fortune. Today’s Fun Fact for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 19 focuses on…GOOD LUCK SIGNS

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Nineteen – Historical Tidbit

Chapter 19 mentions a specific historical figure. But in typical Mark Twain fashion, he gives virtually no explanation about who the figure is. He just assumes all the readers understand his allusion. So let’s explore it today! The Historical Tidbit is about….KING ALFRED

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Nineteen – Vocabulary

Today’s word is very common. It is often used in novels both old and new, as well as in casual conversation. It’s even used in famously-quoted movie lines! Our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 19 is…PITY

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Eighteen – Current Event

Many people exaggerate their traits for personal gain. Some do this for love, some for fame, some for success, and others for pity. For today’s Current Event we explore an example of someone who was a victim of this type of person to the most extreme degree…Gypsy Rose Blanchard

The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Eighteen – Fun Fact

What’s a fear that almost everyone has when they are younger? Even as many people grow up, this fear continues to linger to some extent. Today’s Fun Fact for Ch. 18 is…FEAR OF THE DARK