The Wednesday Surprise

posted Oct 23, 2017, 11:05 AM by Patrick Johnson   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 11:05 AM ]
This week we read The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

Our big thinking questions for the story were: What was the Wednesday Surprise? What clues did the author give as to what the surprise was? What traits do you admire about the main characters Anna and her Grandmother? Why?

After we read the story, we discussed:
Why did Anna's Grandmother never learn to read as a child?
-students inferred she might have grown up in a rural area and was not near (or did not have transportation) to a school
-they thought that she might not have learned to read because she was needed to help out at home (or work a farm)