Blue Cube - Story Elements
Use the blue cubes as question starters. You want to form your questions that have to do with recalling details from the story. Here are a few examples. THINK BIG IDEA
~ Where is the story taking place?
~ What is the solution?
~ What does the title tell you about the story?
~ What background information do you bring to the story?
~ What is/some details that will help solve the problem?
~ What is the main idea (big idea) of the story?
~ What questions do you have about the story?
~ What lessons can you learn from the story?
~ Why did the problem happen?
~ Why do you think the author ended the story that way?
~ How was the problem solved?
~ How can you relate to the story?
~ How might you end the story differently?
~ How are you and the main character alike? How are you different?
Yellow Cube – Higher Level Thinking
~ Did the character solve his/her problem? Explain.
~ Might the story ended differently if the character didn’t solve his/her problem?
~ Can you name another title for the story based on the main idea?
~ Can you find 2 important facts that support the main idea?
~ Would you change anything about how the story ended?