Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kenny and Dad have a serious conversation about the way things are in the world. Kenny saw some white people being cruel to black children. He really didn't understand this. Do you think children should be exposed to what is going on in the world? Or do you think children should be protected from the bad things that happen? Why do you think Dad was telling  Kenny about this?

Monday, February 6, 2017

On page 92, Joetta asks Byron, "Byron, why won't you behave? Why won't you think about what's going to happen to you when you do something wrong? Why do you always do stuff to get people mad at you?" Byron doesn't have time to answer because Dad walks in the door? 
What about you? Why do you think Byron acts this way? Why does anybody do stuff that will get them in trouble? Do you have any solutions that could improve Byron's behavior?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Watson brothers have different ways of solving conflict. Kenny is timid and allows himself to get bullied, for example by Larry. On the other hand, Byron is confrontational and doesn’t get bullied, he bullies others (but he stays in trouble ). Which do you think is better? Why? 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In the first chapter or so we get to know Byron, Kenny and Joetta and the rest of the Weird Watsons. We also learn about why Bryon is labeled a “juvenile delinquent.” He doesn’t make the best choices in his actions, his words or his friends. If you were Kenny, how would you feel about your brother’s behavior? What would it mean to him and Joetta to have someone like Byron as your big brother?