1. Grandfather tells Thomas a story because they
can't read or watch TV. What is something you have done when the
lights are out ?
Possible Answer: Sometimes my sisters and I like to turn the
lights off and tell scary stories. It is really fun to do when you
have a sleepover. Sometimes someone is afraid though and they
don't like it at all. My best friend Melinda is really afraid when
someone tells scary stories.
2. Why do you think Thomas found it hard to
believe his grandfather had ever been a boy?
Possible Answer: I think he felt this way because his
grandfather was a very old man.
3. What are some sounds you hear at night when
you cannot sleep?
Possible Answer: I hear the roof cracking. It is very
loud when it happens. I also hear my sisters rolling over in bed
and my dog snoring. If I listen very carefully I can sometimes
hear my dad snoring. This is funny because his bedroom is down the
hallway. So you now know he snores very loudly!
4. Do you think Grandfather knows that Thomas is
afraid of storms? Why?
Possible Answer: I do think Grandfather knows this. Old
people always seem to know things about kids. My mom always says
that she has eyes in the back of her head. I believe she
does. I think this is why Grandfather told Thomas the story about
when he was a young boy and was afraid of storms.
5. Grandfather explains that it is perfectly
natural to be afraid of the dark? Name something else that is
perfectly natural to be afraid of and explain why you believe this.
Possible Answer: I think it is natural to be afraid of
strangers. You should be afraid of someone you don't know.
You should not even listen to strangers if they try to talk to
you. One thing you should never do is go somewhere with a