What are two-three discusion questions to help make connections to the book from the outside world?- The Book is What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day - After reading pages 3-54 what is the...

What are two-three discusion questions to help make connections to the book from the outside world?

- The Book is What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day

- After reading pages 3-54 what is the answer to my question?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In any discussion of such a large section of text, you might be well set to aim for some general questions to generate discussion.  It will be difficult to facilitate a larger discussion if focused on small detail of fifty pages of text.  Some general questions might be to start with the opening, “What struck you the most from the first 50 pages of the book?”  You might get answers that talk about characters, themes, or ideas that come out of the writing and this is exactly what you want, I would think.  Additionally, I think that you might want to talk about connections that readers could make with other texts they have read.  This will bring about  a discussion of intertextuality that makes both reading and understanding literature more worthwhile.  I think that another good discussion question would be to relate the title to the reading selection.  How do the first fifty pages reflect the title?  You might even broaden it a bit more in asking if the title is actually represented in the reading.   I think that your questions are going to be broad and the discussion answers will bring the specifics out of the reading.

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