The Door in the Wall Literature Study Guide and Lapbook


Help your child explore a Newberry medal winner book that will take them to the middle ages. This Literature based study guide and lapbook is targeted to 3rd- 6th graders who are reading The Door in the Wall.



he Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli is a historical fiction, Newbery Aware winning novel. The story takes place in the Middle Ages (also known as the Dark Ages) and tells the story of a 10 year old boy’s journey to become a Page (and ultimately a knight). Unfortunately, the Black Death plague has swept over London and he faces some obstacles on his journey. With the help of Brother Luke, a monk, he will become a most unexpected hero.

This is a great read & study for anyone studying Knights or the Middle Ages in history. The story is only 100 pages and is a good read aloud for K-6th grade or for 4th-6th graders to read on their own.

  • Story Synopsis
  • Extension Ideas
  • Vocabulary
  • Fact or Opinion
  • Similes & Metaphors
  • Timeline
  • Reading Comprehension Questions by chapter
  • Lapbook (including major background topics to help student better understand the story)


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