LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud



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LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. When Margo and Quentin are nine, they make a horrible discovery and respond in very different ways. Questin says, “As I took those two steps back, Margo took two equally small and quiet steps forward” (5). Do these descriptions still apply to the characters when they reach high school? When the story ends? What changes? Explain.


LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. Discuss the road trip to find Margo. What are the most important events along the way? How does this adventure mirror the one Margo and Q had in the beginning of the book? Compare and contrast the two.


LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. Why do you think Q makes the decision he does at the end of the book? Do you agree with his decision to turn down Margo’s invitation? Explain.


LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. The definition of “being paper” changes many times in the book. Describe the evolution of its meaning. How does it relate to the mystery of Margo? To the themes in the book?


LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. Q’s parents describe people as “mirrors” and “windows” (199). What does this mean? Do you agree with this metaphor? Explain.



LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. Q comes to the conclusion that: “Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precise thing. She was a girl” (199). Explain.



LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. The book is divided into three sections: The Strings; The Grass; and The Vessel. What is the connection between the sections/titles and the content within those sections? How do the sections/titles connect to the themes of the book?



LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. Discuss the last line of the book.: “Yes, I can see her almost perfectly in this cracked darkness” (305). How does this relate to the rest of the story, and what does it ultimately say about Margo and Q’s relationship? Explain.

LA201 – Semester One Read Aloud

Paper Towns Themes and Discussion Questions
First, write one theme your group sees as being significant to the novel:

(Remember: a theme is what the novel says about humanity/people – like your thesis for the short story essay )

Next, discuss the discussion question that appears below and create a visual to represent your discussion on the paper provided.



  1. When Margo and Quentin are nine, they make a horrible discovery and respond in very different ways. Questin says, “As I took those two steps back, Margo took two equally small and quiet steps forward” (5). Do these descriptions still apply to the characters when they reach high school? When the story ends? What changes? Explain.




  1. Discuss the road trip to find Margo. What are the most important events along the way? How does this adventure mirror the one Margo and Q had in the beginning of the book? Compare and contrast the two.




  1. Why do you think Q makes the decision he does at the end of the book? Do you agree with his decision to turn down Margo’s invitation? Explain.




  1. The definition of “being paper” changes many times in the book. Describe the evolution of its meaning. How does it relate to the mystery of Margo? To the themes in the book?




  1. Q’s parents describe people as “mirrors” and “windows” (199). What does this mean? Do you agree with this metaphor? Explain.




  1. Q comes to the conclusion that: “Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precise thing. She was a girl” (199). Explain.




  1. The book is divided into three sections: The Strings; The Grass; and The Vessel. What is the connection between the sections/titles and the content within those sections? How do the sections/titles connect to the themes of the book?




  1. Discuss the last line of the book.: “Yes, I can see her almost perfectly in this cracked darkness” (305). How does this relate to the rest of the story, and what does it ultimately say about Margo and Q’s relationship? Explain.


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