Saturday, January 3, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Discussion Questions

After reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid, answer the following discussion questions:

1. The subtitle of this book is "A Novel in Cartoons." How do the cartoons help convey the message of the book?

2. Could you tell the story without the illustrations? Can you read the story with only the illustrations?

3. Would you have touched the cheese?

4. Predict Greg's future! Imagine what Greg will be like when he is 35. What kind of job will he have? Will he get married? What will he be like as a dad?

The Maze of Bones Discussion Questions

After reading The Maze of Bones, answer the following discussion questions:

1. Would you have taken the million dollars or the clue?

2. Do you think that William McIntyre is a good or bad guy? Why?

3. Which team do you think has the best chance of winning? Why?

4. Are there any specific players you would want on your team? What qualities would you look for in team members?

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The Tale of Despereaux Discussion Questions

After reading The Tale of Despereaux, answer the following discussion questions:

1. Who was your favorite character and why?

2. Does Despereaux succeed in his quest to save the Princess? What is the outcome of his quest?

3. What do you think will happen next with the characters when the story is finished? Will Despereaux have other adventures? Does anything change in the dungeon?

4. What was unusual about Despereaux's appearance compared to other mice? Do you think that the author gave Despereaux these unusual traits for a reason?

Love That Dog Discussion Questions

After reading Love That Dog, answer the following discussion questions:

1. Did you have a favorite poem in Love That Dog?

2. Love That Dog is written in journal form with poems. Why do you think the author chose to write it like this?

3. What makes Miss Stretchberry a good teacher? How does she teach?

4. Look at the poem My Yellow Dog on page 37. Would you have called this a poem?