Objective: Asking and answering powerful questions about that matter themes in nonfiction text.

Part 1: Ancient Mysteries Solved

1. Read the Newsela Story assigned to your class about the Mayan Dark Age.

2. Maya Oh Maya (JF ): In one discussion post, brainstorm at least one thoughtful question about the issues in the article from each group below. (You will choose one of these to ask your class).

Why…?
How would it be different if…?
What are the reasons…?


Suppose that…?
What if…?
What if we knew…?


What is the purpose of…?
What would change if…?
3. Maya Maya (J Q&A): Choose the question from your “Maya Oh Maya” assignment that is deepest, most thought-provoking, and most important.

(And answer two or more of your classmates’ thinking questions with thoughtful answers of 300 characters or more!)

Part 2: Hotspot

1. Read today’s Newsela called A Long, Long Time Ago: Geologic History of Yellowstone.

2. Old Unfaithful (JF ): In one discussion post, brainstorm at least one thoughtful question about the issues in the article from each group below.

Why…?
How would it be different if…?
What are the reasons…?


Suppose that…?
What if…?
What if we knew…?


What is the purpose of…?
What would change if…?
3. Old Geyser (J Q&A): Choose the question from your “Old Unfaithful” assignment that is the most deep, most thought-provoking, and most important.

(And answer two or more of your classmates’ thinking questions with thoughtful answers of 300 characters or more!)

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