Saturday, May 5, 2012

Poppy Discussion Questions

After reading Poppy, answer the following discussion questions:

1.  Why does Mr. Ocax tell the mice that he will protect them?  Do you think he really protects them?

2.  Do you think Mr. Ocax was a bully?  Why or why not?

3.  Why do you think Poppy's mother and father trust Mr. Ocax?

4.  Ereth says that Poppy is "pretty small to be a heroine" (Chapter 13).  What qualities in Poppy do you think help in her success?

5.  Did you like the ending?  Why or why not?

6.  Who was your favorite character and why?

If you would like to read the rest of the series, try:
1.  Ragweed
3.  Poppy and Rye
4.  Ereth's Birthday
5.  Poppy's Return
6.  Poppy and Ereth

Judy Moody Gets Famous Discussion Questions

After reading Judy Moody Gets Famous!, answer the following discussion questions:

1.  Have you ever won a prize?  What kind of prize was it?  What did you win it for?  Did you feel famous?

2.  Have you ever told a lie?  Is it a lie if you don't tell the truth, such as when Judy threw the mealworm at Jessica?

3.  Do you have a pet?  Does it do any tricks?

4.  What would you like to be famous for?

For more fun with Judy Moody, check out the rest of the series:
1.  Judy Moody
2.  Judy Moody Gets Famous!
3.  Judy Moody Saves the World!
4.  Judy Moody Predicts the Future
5.  Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is In!
6.  Judy Moody Declares Independence
7.  Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days
8.  Judy Moody Goes to College
9.  Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Hatchet Discussion Questions

After reading Hatchet, answer the following discussion questions:

1.   As the story opens, where is Brian going?  Why?

2.  What lesson does Brian recall from Mr. Perpich?  How does this lesson help Brian when he is stranded in the wilderness?

3.  How might the story have been different if Brian had dropped the hatchet in the process of swimming to shore right after the plane crashed into the lake?

4.  What do you think might have happened if Brian hadn't been rescued when he was?

5.  Do you think that Hatchet might have been different if the main character was adult or female?

6.  What one item would you want if you were in Brian's situation?

If you would like to read the rest of the series, try:
2.  The River
3.  Brian's Winter
4.  Brian's Return
5.  Brian's Hunt