The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip written by George Saunders and beautifully illustrated by Lane Smith is an ingenious morality tale that tells the story of what happens when an unusual problem is faced by an unusual town.The book is sure to capture the imagination of your students, drawing them into a world where an entire town is held captive by strange, little creatures. Students will love the quirky characters and the smarts of one unsung heroine.
Through inquiry-based group discussions, students will have the opportunity to examine the character traits of the citizens of Frip.They will explore how a character's rash, ill-thought actions can have dire consequences and how a little ingenuity and bravery of a girl named Capable saves the day.
Each chapter of The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip Study Guide has discussion questions.Three extension activities are included.
Essential comprehension skills:
making reasonable predictions based on events
examining the motivation of characters
connecting character traits to specific actions
deducing the moral of the story
Bonus! There is a story-based word search with a corresponding answer key.
Please note: You will need to get your own copy of the book.
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