Question of the Day: Book A
As you've probably noticed, all children are born with a natural curiosity that causes them to, once they begin to master the art of speaking, ask many questions about everything they see or hear.
Why is the sky blue? What is gravel? Where is Africa? What is the sun made from?
You've probably been asked many questions similar to these!
After a certain age, however, children seem to lose this natural, God-given curiosity. Part of the reason for this is that they develop the skills of reasoning and the ability to read. More information is obtained and retained, and there aren't as many questions to ask.
But history has shown that the truly great minds who have changed the world through inventions, discoveries, and writings, are those that have continued to ask questions and find out the answers.
This series, geared toward students between 4th and 12th grades, will help your child's "questionasking to kick back into gear, maybe even kicking it up a notch. Each consumable book contains 180 daily questions, enough for an entire school year.
If your child has not had any experience in researching, you may wish to have him use our book, "Learning How to Learn," first, to learn how to use researching tools such as a dictionary, atlas, concordance, phone book, encyclopedias, and more.
180 questions, one per day will encourage your students' curiosity while they learn to support their answers. Questions vary from, "Why do you think God gave deer antlers?" to "What is balalaika" to "What happens when you hiccup?". Questions pull from several subjects and vary in difficulty. No answers provided; students find those themselves and write 3 answers per page. These consumables could be used as writing prompt starters, as prep for research paper writing, or in any situation when you want to stimulate your student's curiosity. From Queen Homeschool, these volumes can be used in any order, but the authors recommend starting with Learning How to Learn item #052350 if your student is not familiar with using research tools such as dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedias. Note: at time of this writing, Day 108 of Book A was missing a question; devise your own! 61 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
These materials cover various types of informational writing, includingpersuasive writing, essays, outlines, and research papers.