The Westing Game
Who killed Sam Westing? Sixteen people are assembled to figure it out. Whoever does, will inherit Sam's fortune of $200 million. See if you can beat them to the punch!
After your child receives and reads this book, Discuss one or more of the following questions to help him/her make connections and build comprehension.
- When the bombs started going off in Sunset Towers everyone was scared to death. When have you been frightened? Write about it. Share your story with a parent.
- All of the 16 heirs were looking for something. Pick one of the heirs. What character in another story is looking for something. Use a Venn diagram. How are they like the heir you picked? How are they different? Share your diagram with a parent.
- Grace Wexler was very controlling of her children. Why did she think Angela was the "golden" child, and Turtle was a child that had to be endured? Was she a good mother? Talk about it with a parent.
- Chris loved birds, and eventually became an ornithologist. With a parent's help, research the birds in your area. Go to a park and see how many you can spot! Draw pictures of them. Share your pictures with friends and family.
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