Questions The setting of this story is rural Ontario. Using details from the story, describe what life in this area was like at that time? Why do you think the narrator never mentions the bully’s name? Why do you think the bully went on tormenting him? Could the boy have behaved in some way to make the bully stop? If so, what should he have done? The bully was not the narrator’s only problem that year. What were some of the others? What parts of the story strike you as humorous? Explain why the story is called “The Bully” even though the bully himself does not come in until halfway through the story. Response Journal
School, the First Day- Barbara Sapergia
Questions Where and when does this story take place? Who was/were the main character (s)? What problems with school is Nicu Dominesque experiencing? During the baseball game at recess, Nicu feels ashamed. Why? Why does Nicu say that he was not going to school anymore? What arguments dos Nicu’s father put forward to convince his son the importance of school? Response Journal
Credo- Robert Fulghum
Questions Define credo. What did Fulghum lean in kindergarten? Do you agree with Fulghum’s credo?