Room One | Book by Andrew Clements, Mark Elliott | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster
A Mystery Or Two Andrew Clements. that one little boy to stand still, Annie got a good shot of the whole message held by all eight kids — the young ones. Clements (Frindle) introduces year-old Ted, a likable lad who reads multiple mysteries each week\x97and insists on solving each midway. Room One by Andrew Clements King of the Mound by Wes Tooke Duck for a . The ending of the story felt like it took away from the significance of the rest of.
When the teacher finished, someone Sadeed knew—Hassan Jaji—began to speak.
Unless she wants to repeat the sixth grade, she'll have to meet some specific conditions, including taking on an extra-credit project: Abby's first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, and Sadeed Bayat is chosen to be her pen pal. He is the best writer, but he is also a boy, and in his village it is not appropriate for a boy to correspond with a girl. So his younger sister dictates and signs the letter.
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Until Sadeed decides what his sister is telling Abby isn't what he'd like Abby to know. Why do you think Clements selected these locations? What kinds of differences between the two countries—cultural and otherwise—can you identify after reading the book? Are you surprised to find out that Abby is struggling in school after reading about her abilities on the rock wall?
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Despite her grades, do you believe that Abby is actually very smart? Why or why not? Do Abby and Sadeed have similar personalities? Also, compare and contrast their everyday lives by talking about the following: Is it possible to have friendships with your parents, your relatives, your coworkers, and your teachers?
Natalie and Zoe have a "push and pull friendship. Do you think Natalie and Zoe's friendship is stronger because they are so different from each other?
Which girl would you most likely become friends with: The topics of cheating and fairness are explored throughout this book.
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Natalie is initially dubious about adopting a pseudonym to submit "The Cheater" to Shipley Junior Books; she feels like she's cheating by doing so.
Do you think it's fair that Natalie is able to use her contacts to get immediate attention for her book while numerous other manuscripts linger on the "slush pile" for months? Would you do the same if you were in her position?
Clayton is initially wary about getting involved with Natalie and Zoe's plan, but she decides to forge ahead anyway. Do you ever doubt that this is a good decision on Ms. How does helping the girls with their project help Ms.
Clayton in the end? Why do you think Zoe works so hard to get Natalie's book published? Do you think the book would have been published without Zoe's resourcefulness and determination?
Sometimes taking risks in life is necessary in order to grow as a human being. Why do they take these risks, and what is the outcome? How do these risks contribute to their self-discovery? Both the needs of small farmers and of veterans returning from war and their families are current concerns that this age child can begin to recognize.
Faith Talk Questions Ted Hanson leads a solitary life by the standards of most 6th graders. Does he seem satisfied with it?
What makes up for lack of peers? What characteristics of a detective does Ted copy? Is careful observation an important activity for knowing and understanding people? Do you think Ted is reckless, disregarding possible danger in helping this family on the run?
How do the young people, April and Ted, act responsibly in this story? How do the adults act responsibly? Ted depended on adults to be hospitable. Whom did he call? How many people were finally involved in this?