My Librarian is a Camel by Margriet Ruuir is a wonderful book that teaches kids how difficult it is for some children around the world to access books.
While teaching the incredible Expeditionary Learning ELA Module 1 for third grade, I decided to create text questions to go with each of the countries from this amazing book! My students love studying about other children and how they access books in the most surprising and unique ways.
Although Expeditionary Learning provides text questions for some of the countries, I felt that my students would benefit by working in smaller groups and learning about all of the countries in the book. It was helpful to have students making bookmarks based on all the countries in the book.
The countries I have included in this Microsoft word document are as follows: Azerbaijan, Australia, Pakistan, Mongolia, Peru, Kenya and Canada, as well as all countries included in the EL module already for organizational ease. Each country has 4 or 5 questions based on the text. The students are instructed in most questions to refer to the text to give evidence and support their answer with details! This is our 3rd grade mantra...
Two of the countries, Azerbaijan and Australia, have been placed together. This was created for my students who work accurately and quickly. They are asked to create their own venn diagram to compare and contrast the countries after reading and answering questions. They enjoyed becoming experts about more than one country!
The best part about this is that you can edit these questions to serve the different needs of each of your students. Perhaps they will come ready to use for your class, but if not, it may spark some ideas that will help you create your own text questions too!