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:
Do you think that you are attractive?
Who do you love the most?
How important are you to the earth?
Does punishment prevent crime?
Are all stories you hear real?
Where do you see magic in the world?
If you could change something in your life right now, what would you change?
Does it matter where you live?
What about life is confusing to you?
Can you love whomever you want, or are there some people you are not allowed to love?
Are humans better than other life forms?
How do you find balance in life?
What if you couldn’t walk?
What parts of you are secret, only known by you?
What do you think about at the end of a day?
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)