Friday, August 16, 2013

Knucklehead Discussion Questions

After reading Knucklehead, answer the  following discussion questions:

1. Do you think that Knucklehead is a good or a bad name for this book?  Is knucklehead meant as an insult or a  compliment in this book?
2. Jim and John have to share a bedroom.  Do you share your bedroom with a sibling?  What is good or bad  about sharing a room?

3.  Jon’s mom taught the boys how to cook, read, and make decorations.  What have your parents taught you to do?

4.  What is your favorite story that Jon told?

5. Do you think that Jon’s parents or brothers would tell the same stories?  Do you think that the stories would still be funny?

6.  These are all true stories of Jon’s life growing up in the 1950’s.  Do you think that that he would have done the same types of things in the 2010’s?

7.  If you were writing a memoir (or autobiography) of your life right now, what kind of stories would you tell?

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