Just the basics! No need to print off page after page to challenge your students with good discussion questions. This packet is a slim eleven pages. It can be used to guide deep student discussions or assigned as written work. Comprehension questions ask students to cite text evidence, give their own opinion, make predictions, and consider the author's techniques and purpose.
Example questions from the packet:
How does the author show Nick's feelings at the end of Chapter 3?
What does the class think of Nick's report? How can you tell?
Do you think what Nick is doing is wrong? Why or why not?
Why do Nick's ideas "scare him a little now?"
According to Mrs. Granger, when was the battle finally over?
These questions will assess whether or not your students truly understand the story, not just if they can regurgitate facts. Inferential thinking and attention to detail will be a must for students to do well.
No frills. No vocabulary. No games. Just 3-4 questions per chapter or two (short chapters are combined).