Friday, February 2, 2007

Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill

Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Grades 2-4

Snack idea: scones and sweet tea

  1. Did you think Miss Agnes would stay or leave? Were you surprised?
  2. Why did Mamma change her mind about school? Do you think other parents will begin to send their children instead of taking them to camp? Why or Why not?
  3. Do you think school was a waste of time before Miss Agnes?
  4. How would you feel if your parents moved you to Koyukuk Alaska and this was your new school?
  5. What made Miss Agnes a good teacher?
  6. Miss Agnes says everyone is good at something—what are you good at?
  7. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  8. Miss Agnes gave her students a glimpse at the world. Have you ever seem pictures of a place you would like to visit? Where?
  9. What do you think would have happened if a new teacher came to the school? What would have happened to Bokko? Jimmy? Fred?
  10. Is it hard to say goodbye to your teacher at the end of the year? Why or why not.
**There is also a guide available through Hennepin Public Library (see my links)

Activities: Used Map Quest to locate Koyukuk and other places mentioned on map (don't use driving directions in your search--there aren't any!

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