For the next few days, we'll be considering "what if" questions. A good place to begin is with a book you are reading (or have read). For example, stop in the middle of a chapter and ask, "What if the main character did this? Or that? What if an apparently friendly character turned out to be a bad guy? What if the story went in this direction instead of that?" When you get to the end of the book, compare how your imaginings differ from the author's.
What if questions can also be triggered by things you see around you. What if that boy had tripped over the dog prancing around him? What if you were driving along and a box had fallen off the truck in front of you? What if you accidently added salt instead of sugar to the cookies you made for your mom's birthday?
Homework: Make a list of 10 "what if" questions before tomorrow.