- What would you have done if you had been the one to find the travel chest?
- Do you know anyone--a family member, friend or classmate--who speaks a different language? Ask that person how to say and write these words from the story: squirrel, grandma, treasure, clothes. If you don't know someone, get a language dictionary in the library for a language you would like to speak, and look up those words. Share them with your classmates.
- Many people from non-English speaking countries learn English, but few Americans learn to speak another language. Do you think it is important to learn other languages? Why or why not?
- If you like to play dress up, what is your favorite outfit and why?
- How would you have illustrated this chapter differently than the artist did? Draw your own picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible publication on the Web.
Newspaper reporters and editors are professional writers who must communicate clearly and effectively. By reading the newspaper you can find a valuable source of writing ideas, writing models and potential topics. Find one newspaper article written in a style you admire, and then find one you don't like as much. Using elements of the style you admire, re-write the second article until you are satisfied with how it appears. Ask family members or classmates to react to your changes and improvements. (Sunshine State Standard LA.B.1.2.2)