The 4th and 5th grade ALPHA classes are working on the topic of Questions. Questions, a book in the Multiage Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grades 4–6, asks students challenging questions that will change the way they look at their world. Students will learn about Socrates and his ideas about questioning and will examine the Five W's as they gather information to put together a school newspaper. Students will also examine a new type of comedy as they are challenged to create humorous scenes by only asking questions. These activities will help students gain an understanding about how our society has evolved due to people who were bold enough to ask questions. This curriculum unit makes use of the following great children's literature books:
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo;
Fountains of Life: The Story of Deep-Sea Vents by Elizabeth Tayntor Gowell;
Slippery, Splendid Sea Creatures by Madelyn Wood Carlisle
Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones
Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors by Tom Tucker
Accidents May Happen: 50 Inventions Discovered by Mistakes by Charlotte Foltz Jones
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories About Inventions by Don L. Wulffson.