After students have had the chance to read the book, they become the teacher and prepare questions for the other students to answer. Give them a blank task-card template, and let them create the question and four answer options.
It is interesting to see what kinds of questions students ask. Some go for big-idea questions, while others try to stump their classmates with the tiniest detail.
It is also interesting to see what kinds of answers choices students provide. Do they try to trick others with the answer choices, or do they have one obvious answer?
Allow the students to check their classmates’ work. If a lot of students have the same wrong answer, the student can go back to their question to see if they could have worded it differently or given better answer choices. The possibilities for extension activities are endless!
Diane has been teaching fifth grade in Iowa since 1999. She has her masters in Educational Technology and loves finding ways to integrate technology into her curriculum. She blogs about organization, classroom management, DIY projects, and more at fifthinthemiddle.blogspot.com.
To download an information sheet with more information about the Download series, which contains the books show in this post, click the image to the left below. To download the nonfictio book worksheet, click the image to the right.