This book comes from a great series called "You Wouldn't Want To..." showing students the rough side of living in different historical periods. This book tells of what it would have been like to like in a medieval castle. This book, as well as the other books in the series does not leave out the gross factor when telling about what it was like in the medieval days. This series is definitely for older students, but is filled with interesting facts about daily life that are sure to engage students.
Given the information found in this book, students could create their own character, and write a fictional piece about what happens to their character in the medieval castle. Teachers could require that students cite where they found evidence in the book for some of the things that happen to their characters.
Lexile Level IG870L