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:
Are you afraid to cross new bridges?
What makes you back off in fear?
What people do you refuse to touch?
Is it okay to think of old people as ugly?
Why is it important to feel the wet grass with your bare feet?
What major goal do you wish to accomplish in life before you die?
Are you helping or harming the planet?
What happens after death?
Do things happen to you, or do you have control over what happens in your life?
What part of your life should you let go?
Are you afraid of being alone?
What part of your family life makes you feel safe and strong?
What things do you never notice because you’re focused on something else?
Is there anyone that you really, really hate?
What do you do when something horrible happens in your life?
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)