One School - One Book: Discussion Questions

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Chapter 1:

1. Do you think John's rash is from eating candy?  Why or why not?

2.  What would you say to John to convince him to eat a balanced diet?  Give several ideas.


Chapter 2:

1. Do you think John should have accepted the box of candy from the storekeeper?  Why or why not?

2.  Why do you think John was eager to go to bed that night since he usually doesn't want to go to bed?


Chapter 3:

1.  In the story, John's toothpaste if flavored chocolate.  What is your favorite toothpaste?  What do you like about it?  Is toothpaste edible?  Explain.

2.  Do you think rewarding John for eating breakfast and lunch is a good idea?  Why or why not?


Chapter 4:

1.  What do you think is causing everything John eats to turn to chocolate?  Explain using details.


Chapter 5:

1.  In 2-3 sentences please describe Miss Plimsole, John’s teacher.

2. John’s testing experience at school was unusual. Tell me about a time when something unusual happened to you, at school.


Chapter 6:

1.  Do you think Miss Plimsole’s reaction to John’s story was fair? Why or why not?

2. Why is John getting upset now that he can eat chocolate all the time?


Chapter 7:

1.  Why do you think John chose nutritious foods for his school lunch?

2. Why are John’s plate and utensils turning to chocolate?


Chapter 8:

1.  John has an important solo in the orchestra. When he begins to play his trumpet it turns into chocolate. How did the other kids react? How did John react? How would you have handled the situation?

2. How do you predict John will solve his chocolate problem?


Chapter 9:

1. As John walked home from orchestra he felt awful, “as if the world had turned against him.” What do you think this phrase means?

2. Do you think that John made the right decision going to Susan’s birthday party? Explain.

3. If you were John, what words would you say to explain to Susan, her parents, and her friend what happened to the apple bobbing water?


Chapter 10:

1.  What do you think John must do in order to cure his chocolatitis?


Chapter 11: