Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Capture Discussion Questions

After reading The Capture, answer the following discussion questions:
1. Owlets broght to the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls are told they are going to be taught the Truth. What is the Truth? Is there a difference between the Truth that is learned and the truth that is told?
2. The owlets are told that no questions are allowed. Would this be difficult for you?
3. Some of the words used in the story are not real words. What are some that you found? Do you have any words that you use that are not real?
4. if you look at a list of characters, you will see that Kathryn Lasky used a variety of different owls. For example, Jatt and Jutt are both long-eared owls. Do you think that the different kinds of owls have different characteristics?
If you would like to read more of the series, try:
2. The Journey
3. The Rescue
4. The Siege
5. The Shattering

Lawn Boy Discussion Questions

After reading Lawn Boy, answer the following discussion questions:

1. What is the main character's name? Why do you think the author does not give him a name? Would you have given him a name? If so, what would it be?

2. What is the best birthday gift you have ever received?

3. Did you like how Lawn Boy got Arnold back? Would you have gone to the police?

4. What would you do with $480,000?

5. Do you think Lawn Boy will keep mowing lawns for the rest of his life? Why or why not?

If you enjoyed Lawn Boy, look for its sequel-Lawn Boy Returns.

Clementine Discussion Questions

After reading Clementine, answer the following discussion questions:

1. Clementine does a lot of things that get her into trouble. Is she a bad kid? Why or why not?

2. What names does Clementine call her brother? Why? Can you think of some names for him?

3. Margaret and Clementine are best friends, but they are very different. What are some ways they are different? Why do you think that this friendship works?

4. What are some of the ideas that Clementine and her father came up with in The Great Pigeon War? How do they solve this problem?

5. If you got to spend the afternoon with Clementine, what would you want to do together?

For more adventures of Clementine, try:
  • The Talented Clementine
  • Clementine's Letter
  • Clementine, Friend of the Week

The Gollywhopper Games Discussion Questions

After reading The Gollywhopper Games, answer the following discussion questions:

1. Would this story have been the same if Gil's father had not been arrested or fired from the toy company?

2. Would you have taken the money Bert Golliwop offered Gil in the bathroom to leave the games?

3. Which task from the Gollywhopper Games was your favorite? Why?

4. If you could choose one character to be friends with in real life, who would that be and why?

5. What would you do if you had won the Gollywhopper Games?

If you liked reading The Gollywhopper Games, try reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Ramona the Pest Discussion Questions

After you have read Ramona the Pest, answer the following discussion questions:

1. Are Ramona and Howie friends? Ramona and Susan? Why or why not?

2. Ramona did not like her first day of school. Do you remember your first day of school? Did you like it? Why or why not?

3. Would you say Miss Binney is a good teacher? Give examples to support your answer.

4. What about sharing does Ramona feel adults don't understand? Can you name some things that can't be shared?

5. Does Ramona like being a kindergarten dropout and staying home every day?

6. Does Ramona remind you of someone you know? Is Ramona a pest? Why or why not?

7. Do you think it would be hard work being Ramona?

For more adventures of Ramona, try:
  1. Beezus and Ramona
  2. Ramona the Pest
  3. Ramona the Brave
  4. Ramona and Her Father
  5. Ramona and Her Mother
  6. Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  7. Ramona Forever
  8. Ramona's World