“The Price of Words” Questions

Some questions to use in a classroom setting with “The Price of Words”:

  1. Pick two words used in the story and determine their meanings. Use reference materials as needed.
  2. What are some of your favorite words? What do they mean and what makes them important to you?
  3. What is something you’d take risks for? Why?
  4. Describe the main character.
  5. What name would you choose for the main character? What do you think she would look like?
  6. Why might the author have avoided naming the character and describing her physical appearance?
  7. What can you infer from the end of the story? Support your answer with details from the story.
  8. Was the main character right in her actions? Support your answer with details from the story.
  9. Was Jace right in his actions? Support your answer with details from the story.
  10. Compare and contrast the main character and Jace.
  11. Find two examples of figurative language in the story.
  12. What is the theme of this story? Support your answer with details from the story.
  13. How does the author’s use of language relate to the story’s theme?
  14. How does “The Price of Words” relate to current events?
  15. Write a continuation of the story.

 

Poem-based Questions

Some questions to use in a classroom setting with the poems on this site:

  1. Which poem do you most connect with? Why?
  2. What is the topic of this poem?
  3. How does the poem’s title relate to its topic?
  4. What can you infer about the author’s point of view? Support your answer with details from the text.
  5. What is most likely the author’s purpose for writing this poem?
  6. How does the poem’s background image and/or layout complement it?
  7. What poetic devices, if any, are used in this poem?
  8. What effect do these poetic devices have on the poem?
  9. What is one question you have for the author of this poem?
  10. Write a poem of your own using images and/or layout to enhance it.

Find more teaching resources, including questions related to specific poems on this site, here.