Choose two of the following words and write two questions (one beginning with each word): why, who, how, what, where, when. Make your questions incredibly interesting so that your classmates want to send back their answers.
Suki’s Kimono: Why did Suki have a better day at school than her sisters?
In some cultures, there is a special day to honor children. Pretend that we are celebrating Kids’ Day. Where would you want to go if you could go anywhere on your special day? What would you do? What special treat would you eat?
Fly, Eagle, Fly: Why do you think the author has the eagle fly away at dawn?
Ice cream is made in thousands of different flavors. Imagine a new flavor. What would you call it? What would it look like? What would it taste like?
Gertrude Ederle: Why were Trudy’s accomplishments so important to other women?
We send cards on many special days. Think up a new occasion on which cards could be sent. Use your imagination to come up with something interesting and unusual. What is the new occasion, and what will the card say?
Rocks in His Head: Why did Mrs. Johnson talk the board into making the author’s father the curator of mineralogy?
Mrs. Jensen has created this blog so her students can share their thoughts with each other.