“The Price of Words” Questions

Some questions to contemplate or use in a classroom setting with my short story, “The Price of Words”:

  1. Pick two words used in the story and determine their meanings. Use reference materials as needed.
  2. What are some of your favorite words? What do they mean and what makes them important to you?
  3. What is something you’d take risks for? Why?
  4. Describe the main character.
  5. What name would you choose for the main character? What do you think she would look like?
  6. Why might the author have avoided naming the character and describing her physical appearance?
  7. What can you infer from the end of the story? Support your answer with details from the story.
  8. Was the main character right in her actions? Support your answer with details from the story.
  9. Was Jace right in his actions? Support your answer with details from the story.
  10. Compare and contrast the main character and Jace.
  11. Find two examples of figurative language in the story.
  12. What is the theme of this story? Support your answer with details from the story.
  13. How does the author’s use of language relate to the story’s theme?
  14. How does “The Price of Words” relate to current events?
  15. Write a continuation of the story.
  16. Describe how three images and/or songs from “The Price of Words” extras relate to the story.
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