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School Story B2625

School Story

by Andrew Clements | Paperback | SKU B2625
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Discussion Topics The School Story is a novel about the power of friendships, specifically the one between best friends Natalie Nelson and Zoe Reisman. But other friendships (obvious and not so obvious) are also explored in this story. Identify the different friendships included in the story and discuss them. What is your definition of a "friend"? 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." What does this mean? 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: Natalie or Zoe? Why? The topics of cheating and fairness are explored throughout this book. 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 agree? 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? Ms. 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. Clayton's part? 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. Other than Natalie and Zoe, identify the characters who take risks in The School Story . Why do they take these risks, and what is the outcome? How do these risks contribute to their self-discovery? The father/daughter bond is a prevalent theme in The School Story . Natalie writes "The Cheater" to feel closer to her late fath

Product Information

  • AR Level5.2
  • AR Quiz Number50395
  • AR Quiz Points5
  • AuthorAndrew Clements
  • Guided Reading LevelR
  • Page Count224
  • ISBN100689851863
  • ISBN139780689851865
  • PublisherSimon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Year Published2002
  • Grade Level3 - 7
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
  • IllustratorBrian Selznick
  • ImprintAtheneum Books for Young Readers

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