- Assembly Script
- Letter Home to Parents
- Reading Schedule
- Daily Trivia
- Daily Trivia Answer Key
- End of Book Trivia Questions
- End of Book Trivia Answer Key
- Suggested Activities
1. Dicey Questions
The following are all quotations that might provoke interesting conversation or discussion with your student or child. Ask them to explain the sentiments expressed by the character who says each quote. See if they agree or disagree. Or what wisdom they might have to add.
– “Little Bear isn’t a toy. He’s a real man. He lived. He’s not fun.”
(Omri, pp. 69-70)
– “Omri cook! Omri woman!” (Little Bear, p. 98)
– “Chiefs ought to know how to keep their temper.” (Omri, p. 167)
3. History Questions
c) Little Bear makes a big deal of not liking the toy teepee that Omri offers him. It’s a toy. It has no paintings on it. And most important, it’s not a longhouse. Find out and report on some of the other differences between the Iroquois and other Indians.
e) Alternately, you could make a list of every character that Omri brings to life, find out when each of them lived, and then place them all on a timeline. (Maybe illustrate with pictures, too.) The key is to remember even the obscure characters (like the knight who fought the Saracens).
More Who Said Questions
These questions were prepared along w/ the trivia questions that will/are being asked in school. I have found that children enjoy these kinds of questions because they re-immerse them in the narrative, they give them a sense of ownership of the story, and they encourage them to attend to details. The following questions have been left off the daily trivia file and the end of month quiz. But some students may benefit from or enjoy re-visiting or re-hearsing the story thru questions like these. Ask them,
– “I not small. You big.” (p. 11)
– “Peace of Spirits be with you.” (p. 89)
– “It’s all made of real twigs and bark. It’s absolutely terrific!” (p. 67)
– “It’s sweat that keeps a man clean.” (p. 105)
– “Don’t you dare spit. There are no spittoons here.” (p. 148)