Group discussion questions for When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. The book is a Newberry award winning novel, first published in 2009. It is a sci-fi mystery about a young girl in 1970s NYC who starts receiving mysterious notes about saving her friend’s life.
There are group or whole class questions and homework questions broken down by each chapter. The questions could be placed on the board or handed out to different groups of students. All of the questions have complete answers provided in the answer key.
The questions ask students to:
*Identify major plot elements
*Explain cause and effect relationships
*Determine central ideas and details
*Identify conflict and resolution
*Analyze author's purpose
*Analyze author's choice