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  • Question 1
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Michael is the greatest basketball player to ever play the game. After winning three champions Michael is at the top of his career and everyone expects he will win his fourth MVP award. Yesterday, Michael called a press conference and suddenly announced his retirement.

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    Tough Questions

    Words of the Wiser

    Contrasts and Contradictions

    Tough Questions

  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Billy is known around the city as a “tough guy”. He only wears leather and can usually be spotted speeding down the street on his Harley motorcycle. He is covered in tattoos, including one that reads “Bad to the Bone”. Little do these people know that Billy has a soft side and spends Tuesday evenings volunteering at the local animal shelter.

    answer choices

    Words of the Wiser

    Aha Moment

    Tough Questions

    Contrasts and Contradictions

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    After years of slaving away at his boring desk job, Joshua realized that enough was enough. Working in a cubicle would never bring him happiness. Joshua decided to pursue his dream to become a professional actor.

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    Aha Moment

    Words of the Wiser

    Memory Moment

    Tough Questions

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Charlotte forgot her lunch at home. Everywhere she went she seemed to be followed by reminders of her hunger. In reading class, Charlotte read a short story about a young girl’s quest to bake the perfect batch of cookies. In social studies, Charlotte’s stomach growled as the teacher talked about food eaten during the first Thanksgiving. Even in math class, the teacher’s discussion of fractions reminded Charlotte of a delicious cheese pizza.

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    Tough Questions

    Memory Moment

    Words of the Wiser

    Again and Again

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Kacey was nervous about her upcoming swim meet. She had been practicing for months and her coach said she was the favorite to win the gold medal. After dinner, her father drove her to get ice cream. As they sat at the counter, looking out the window, Kacey’s father told his daughter, “All you can do is try your best. Don’t let one race define who you are.”

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    Again and Again

    Memory Moment

    Tough Questions

    Words of the Wiser

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Missy didn’t know what to do. Her best friend Penny had stolen the science test off of Mr. Phillip’s desk. She was offering cheat sheets to anyone who was willing to pay $5. Missy was conflicted: should she pay the money and join her friend or tell the teacher and risk becoming everyone at school’s new target?

    answer choices

    Words of the Wiser

    Contrasts and Contradictions

    Tough Questions

    Again and Again

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    As all of his classmates rushed to vote in this year’s Student Council election, Kevin stayed behind. His decision should be simple, right? His cousin, Tiffany, was running for Treasurer. The only problem? His best friend Max was her opponent. Kevin looked at the posters each had decorated and hung in the hallway. Where was Kevin’s allegiance? To his friends or to his family?

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    Tough Questions

    Memory Moment

    Contrasts and Contradictions

    Words of the Wiser

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    As soon as he walked into the house, something wasn’t right. Even though she was usually greeted by the smell of freshly baked cookies, now her grandmother’s house smelled stale and musty. Lucy closed her eyes and imagined what this house was like before her grandmother passed away: warm and cozy, jazz music playing from the radio, and the smell of delicious cookies rising steadily in the oven.

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    Tough Questions

    Aha Moment

    Memory Moment

    Again and Again

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Chelsea stood at the free throw line. She dribbled the ball and remembered what had happened at the last game when she missed both shots and her team ended up losing by just one point. Chelsea tried to shake the lingering disappointment. She erased the memory from her mind, squared her feet, and released the ball.

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    Memory Moment

    Aha Moment

    Contrasts and Contradictions

    Tough Questions

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What question should you ask yourself when you find a contrast or contradiction?

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    How might this change things?

    What does this make me wonder about?

    Why is the character doing that?

    What is the lesson?

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    An Aha Moment is when a character finally...

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    Does the opposite of what you'd expect

    Get what he/she wants

    Gives advice

    Understands or realizes something

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What question should we ask when we see a words of the wiser moment?

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    What does this question make me wonder about?

    Why is this memory important?

    Why does this keep happening again and again?

    What's the life lesson, and how might it affect the character?

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. When the character asks himself or herself a really difficult question.
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    Words of the wiser
    Aha moment
    Again and Again
    Tough questions
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. When a character says or does something that's opposite of what he or she has been saying or doing all along. 
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    Aha moment
    Tough questions
    Words of the wiser
    Contrasts and contradictions
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. When a character takes the main character aside and gives serious advice. 
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    Words of the wiser
    Tough questions
    Aha moment
    Again and Again
  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q. When a word, phrase, object or situation is mentioned over and over. 
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    Tough questions
    Aha moment
    Again and Again
    Words of the wiser
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q. When a character suddenly realizes, understands or finally figures something out. 
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    Tough questions
    Words of the wiser
    Aha moment
    Again and Again
  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q. When the author interrupts the action to tell you a memory. 
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    Memory moment
    Contrasts and contradictions
    Tough questions
    Aha moment
  • Question 19
    20 seconds
    Q.

    I thought about how I use to spend time with my Great Aunt before she passed away. We use to make scrapbooks together and play games. I thought about our talks and the advice she use to give me.

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    Tough Questions

    Inference

    Memory Moment

    Words of the Wiser

  • Question 20
    20 seconds
    Q.

    My older sister came over to me and let me know the secret to her success. "No matter how difficult it is, you have to keep trying. When I started at a new school it was difficult at first but I got involved and made friends".

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    Inference

    Words of the Wiser

    Memory Moment

    Tough Questions

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