Off the Shelf: Quigleys Questions
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Author Kristy Houle reads her book, Quigley’s Questions, about a child that constantly asks questions and how his family finally reacts. After the reading, Kristy also offers discussion questions for students to consider.

From the Book Cover: Do fish ever get thirsty? Do mermaids wear pajamas? Quigley asks a lot of questions. And, of course, one question leads to another and another and another when his family decides to do the unthinkable. Follow Quigley as he investigates their unusual behavior and finally gets the answer to his most important question of all!

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Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • The author asks questions at the end of this video. Have students answer these, either in writing or through class discussions.


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