The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Finish reading the entire book. I will send out a scheduled time soon. It will be next week and not this weekend.
Questions are below. Be sure to write down ideas and clues as you go.
CHARACTERS Christos Theodorakis Theo Theodorakis Mr. Theodorakis Mrs. Theodorakis Doug Hoo Mr. James Shin Hoo Madame Sun Lin Hoo Tabitha Ruth "Turtle" Wexler Angela Wexler Grace Windsor Wexler Dr. Jake Wexler Dr. D. Denton Deere Samuel Westing Barney Northup Sandy McSouthers Otis Amber Julian R. Eastman Josie-Jo Ford Sydelle Pulaski Flora Baumbach Dr. Sidney Sikes Ed "E.J." Plum Berthe Erica Crow
QUESTIONS For the End of the Novel 1. What does Ed Plum remove from the envelope while in the library? 2. Who is the burglar who had been stealing stuff from everyone? 3. What do they all think is missing from the clues that they had about the song "America the Beautiful"? 4. What does J. J. Ford think about her partner, Sandy McSouthers? 5. What happens to Sandy just when the name for the game is found out? 6. Is there a connection between Sandy McSouthers and Barney Northrup? (notice direction in names) 7. Who has been playing chess with Theo all this time? 8. What is Judge Ford certain of now that Theo took the white queen? 9. Sandy didn't play chess, Sandy didn't get kicked, Sandy's dentist had chipped teeth in the office, dead Sandy had winked at her, what is Turtle thinking with all of these clues? 10. Why do yu think that Turtle is re-reading the will? 11. Can you explain how Crow is the sacrificed queen? 12. Who is Otis Amber really? 13. Who did Otis never investigate? 14. Was Sandy dead when Dr. Sikes took over for Dr. Deere? 15. Why did no one hear the last word in the part of the wil about what they needed to find? 16. Instead of the certificate of sanity, what is in the envelope that Judge Ford has? 17. What does Madame Hoo do at the "trial"? 18. How many names did Sam Westing have? 19. What is the clue that everyone missed except for Turtle? 20. What is Sam Westing's new name? 21. Who wins the Westing Game? 22. Why doesn't Turtle tell what she knows about Sam Westing? 23. Who gets married finally? 24. Who's education does Judge Ford pay for? 25. Who now owns Hoo's on First? 26. Who is now attending medical school? 27. What happens to Doug Hoo? 28. What happens to Sydelle? 29. Who had T. R. Wexler beaten at chess earlier in the day? 30. Why does Turtle lie about Otis and Crow? 31. Who does Turtle marry? 32. On what day does Sam Westing die? 33. Why is Turtle teaching Alice to play chess?
CLUES America the Beautiful (pay attention to what is missing, it might be entire words or parts of words) George Theodorakis dated Violet No one seems to know Violet's mother Sandy has a note book with an eagle on it for his information At the meeting in the Westing House we get new clues think about the car accident with Sam Westing and his friend Dr. Sikes
Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper You need to pay close attention to all of the abuse (physical, chemical, mental and sexual) and abusers (Monique, Jordan) in the novel. There are also those who enable the abuse to continue (Aunt Queen, the system).
What is being said here about race relations and economics? Do we expect and ignore certain behaviors or activities from pre-concieved notions about race or economic conditions?
Pay attention to the symbolism of FIRE. It can both create and destroy. It has both beauty and evil. It can be life giving and life destroying.
Do some pages in your altered books to show that you understand the above questions and the symbolism of fire in the book.