The King in the Kitchen By Margaret E. Slattery
Genre: Play King Princess Characters: Cook Guard 1st Kitchen Maid 2nd Kitchen Maid Duke Peasant
Vocabulary That man is a peasant • loner • worker
This room looks like a dungeon. • prison • basement
My cousin comes from a noble family. • grand • popular
a. grand GRAND!
Is that the duke? • lawyer • ruler
The travelers saw the majesty of the mountains. • peaks • beauty
The dog waved its tail furiously. • easily • powerfully
Daniel ate all his porridge. • oatmeal • pudding
Comprehension Which detail is the best clue that the king was probably a harsh and difficult ruler? a. He sent the peasant to the dungeon. b. He gave the duke glue to eat.
Why did the king think he could make a soup that would be better than the cook’s soup? a. He had a recipe before going to the kitchen. b. He believed he could do anything he wanted to.
Why did the king have a contest? • He wanted to find the best husband for his daughter. • He wanted someone to identify what he had made.
What is the most likely reason the king wanted his daughter to marry the winner of the contest? • He believed only someone rich and royal could win. • He wanted his daughter to live happily ever after.
Which of these events from the selection happened first? a. The peasant asked to marry the princess. b. The duke tasted the king’s soup.
Why did the duke choke on the king’s dish? • It was not good enough to eat. • It was not finished cooking.
How did the peasant show that he was the real genius in this selection? • He entered the king’s contest for the princess. • He made the king feel proud about the glue.
How did the peasant show that he was the real genius in this selection? • The duke could not speak. • The king began to make more.
Which word does this picture help you understand? • peasant • nonsense • dungeon • curtsies
Partner Work Turn to your partner and discuss… How were the peasant and the duke ALIKE in the way that they treated the king?
Discuss with your partner… What is unusual about where the king will spend most of his time in the near future?
Kings usually do not spend much time in the kitchen or do their own cooking.