Is anything in this book strange or weird? Why do you think the author put
that in the story?
If the author of this book were in our classroom right now, what would you
say or ask that person?
What was your favorite part of this story? Why is it your favorite?
Compare one of the characters to yourself, your family, or one of your
What was going through your mind as you read the story?
What surprised you in this story? Why was it a surprise? What did you except
Does the title fit in the story? Why or why not?
Would you read another book by this author? Why or why not?
What was the author trying to tell you about life in this story?
Choose one of the characters in the book who is important, but is not the
main character. Describe this person, explain why they are important to the
main character,, and tell why they make the story interesting to read.
How did the story make you feel? Tell what parts of the story made you feel
If you could change this book, how would you change it?
What are one or two of the most important ideas in the story?
Who do you think was the most important character? Why was this character
Why do you think the author wrote this story?
What does this book remind you of?
What do you think was the most important or most interesting part of this
Is there any character in this story/ book that would make a good friend?
Did your feelings change as you read this story? How?
Describe one of the characters. How do they look? What are they like?
(Remember your personality characteristics)
Tell me one way your are like one of the characters in the story.
Would you recommend this book to someone else? Why or Why not?
Which character do you like best or least? Why?
Why do you think other students might not enjoy reading this story?