Thursday, May 1, 2014

Week 4 Question

When Iqbal begins to work with Eshan Kahn, he is very enthusiastic. On page 96, Eshan says, "It's Iqbal who worries me. He's so enthusiastic, but he's rash." What does he mean by this, and how is this statement a bit of foreshadowing of future events? (This means what happens later in the story that Eshan Kahn may've seen coming?)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Week 3 Discussion Question:

When Eshan Khan came with Iqbal from the Liberation Front, he took the children to freedom.  Reread page 84-85 where Fatima looks back at Hussain Khan's factory as they drove away and thought, "After the bend in the road, the workshop disappeared, but that little bathroom window of almonds, open sky, and hope would stay with me forever." Talk about how the kids must be feeling, and what Fatima means.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 2 Question

Do you think that courage is the same thing as bravery? Salman and Iqbal both show they are courageous boys.  Think about how both of the boys demonstrate their bravery and comment about one of them. Then, tell about a time you've been brave or courageous.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week One Question:

Think about the story so far and the characters you’ve met...Choose one of them to describe  and use character descriptors and evidence from the text to support your answer.