1. Leigh Botts writes letters to Mr. Henshaw.
Did you notice he makes spelling mistakes? What else do you know
about Leigh as a writer?
Possible Answer: Another thing I know about Leigh is that he
doesn't like to write. His mom makes him answer the questions Mr.
Henshaw sends him. He complains the whole while he is doing
it. He also says it is hard to do. This is why I know he
doesn't like to write.
2. What does the message after Leigh's name on
pg. 8 tell you about Leigh?
Possible Answer: The message tells me that Leigh has a sense of
humor. I think it's funny how he wrote this.
3. Are there any similarities between you and
Leigh Botts? Explain.
Possible Answer: No, there are no similarities. I'm not
medium at all. I'm the tallest person in my class. I'm also
very good at writing and I really like to write. I'm the best
speller in the classroom too. I also have a lot of friends and
Leigh doesn't seem to have any. At least he doesn't mention that
he has any friends.
4. Why do you think Leigh describes himself as
medium? How would you describe yourself?
Possible Answer: I think he means he's pretty medium at
everything. He's not tall or short. He's not really smart,
but he's not stupid either. He's just medium!
5. Do you think you'd like Leigh as a friend?
Why or why not?
Possible Answer: I'm not sure yet. I don't know a lot
about him yet. I think it would be hard to be his friend because
he just moved.