This packet has 15 printable pages to help your students think critically and express their thoughts in writing. Each page has a wildlife photo that I took in the forests of Virginia and North Carolina, and an explorative question based on this image. Each question is serious and involves much more than just describing or explaining:
Why is it difficult sometimes to stand alone?
How do you feed your imagination?
Why does your mind ask so many questions?
How does stopping for a moment help you?
What if you could be someone else, or something else, just for a day?
What sounds help to calm you when you are stressed or frustrated?
How does getting close to actual wildlife change you for the better?
What do you find beautiful in this world?
What impossible but awesome thing would you like to do that you cannot?
What makes you stop and think?
How do you know what to do in order to be healthy in your body and mind?
What if you couldn’t hear anything?
What physical sensations give you pleasure?
What matters the least to you?
What would you do differently if you could start today over again?
Use these serious questions with your Gifted and Talented students, at a writing center for early finishers, or as enrichment to help students do more than just regurgitate facts about other people’s lives.
If you are interested in more packets just like this one:
Serious Questions (7th Grade)
Serious Questions (8th Grade)
Serious Questions (9th Grade)
Serious Questions (10th Grade)