Operation Yes by Sarah Lewis Holmes
In her first ever teaching job, Miss Loupe uses improvisational acting exercises with her sixth-grade students at an Air Force base school, and when she experiences a family tragedy, her previously skeptical class members use what they have learned to help her, her brother, and other wounded soldiers.
- How does Miss Loupe surprise the students of Room 208?
- If you were in Miss Loupe’s class, how would you answer the roll on the first day of school?
- What is the Taped Space?
- Why is Gari so upset by her mom’s news?
- How does Bo feel about Gari staying with his family?
- Miss Loupe played the “Yes, and...” game with the class. What is the “Yes, and” game?
- What makes Miss Loupe different from the rest of her family?
- Why did Miss Loupe’s brother, Marc, send her a cracked photograph?
- The students of Room 208 find cracks everywhere, and decide that some are good,
- and some are not. Miss Loupe’s brother says that “...cracks are painful, but they can
- bring good things, too.” What does he mean by that?
- Why does Miss Loupe want to start a theater camp?
- Miss Loupe quotes an ancient Greek philosopher when she says, “Be kind, for everyone you know is fighting a great battle.” What does this mean? What kind of battles are fought in this book?
- What happens on Gari’s first day of school?
- Why didn’t Bo sign up for the Ugly Couch Players? Why did Bo finally decide to sign up for the Ugly Couch Players? Why did he sign Gari’s name, too?
- What happened to Miss Loupe’s brother?
- Why do you think Bo started the jody call at lunch? What is a jody call?
- How has Miss Loupe changed now that she has returned to school? Why do you think Miss Loupe is avoiding the Taped Space?
- What are Gari’s Plans? A, B and C?
- What is the importance of the LGM?
- How did the students of Room 208 “make the circle bigger”?
- Where did Gari and Bo end up?
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