Use page numbers as evidence to back up any claim you make about the book. No exceptions.
When you are told to "describe" or "explain" in a question, this means that I want you to analyze this particular part of the book. I am not looking for a one sentence response. I want you to provide several details, when describing. I want a high degree of thoughtfulness as to why you answered how you did, when explaining. If you are ever unsure if your answer is thorough enough...then it isn't.
Comments should be thought of the same way. They are meant to provide additional insight or provide an alternative perspective, not simply state things like "I agree" or "you should have used page numbers" (that's my job to say). Put the same careful analysis into your comments. And when told to comment on two different answers, comment on two different answers.
I will no longer give partial credit for "quick" answers and comments, with little to no thought behind them. As with all other assignments, you can submit ahead of time and I will give you feedback, prior to grading.
1. Who helps Henry receive letters from Keiko? After Henry finds out Keiko is leaving, what does he want to tell her on his last day at Camp Harmony? Why is he unable to tell her? Is Henry unable to express himself to anyone else in his life, past or present? Explain.
2. What does Henry find out when he returns from Camp Harmony? Why does Henry feel guilty? What does Henry say to his father? What is his response? What do you think about this? How does it make you feel? Explain.
3. What does Sheldon suggest to Henry? What does Sheldon say about Henry’s father’s condition? Why is Sheldon so willing to help Henry? How do you feel about their relationship? Explain.
4. What is Henry’s reunion with Keiko like? What did he do and say? When Keiko says “They don’t see you as the enemy. They see you as a person,” how does this tie into the theme of the book? Explain.
5. What is Henry expecting when he arrives home? What does he find instead? What is at the heart of the argument that he and his mother have, in other words, the real root of the issues between Henry and his father? What decision does Henry make? How does this make you feel? Explain.
What question(s) do you have for the group?