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The Girl Who Could Fly Discussion Questions

Instructor: Shanna Fox

Shanna has been an educator for 20 years and earned her Master of Education degree in 2017. She enjoys using her experience to provide engaging resources for other teachers.

Use these discussion questions to help your upper elementary and middle school students chat about 'The Girl Who Could Fly.' These questions will help you guide them through the exciting plot, dynamic characters, major themes, and fantasy elements.

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

The Girl Who Could Fly is a thrilling fantasy novel that takes the reader on a magical journey through the eyes of a girl with a very special power. These discussion questions can help you guide your upper elementary and middle school students through the plot, characters, theme, and genre of this novel. You can either host a discussion with the whole class or provide the list to student teams. In addition, consider using a few of the questions as a written summative assessment.

Questions about Plot

  • The climax of a story is a turning point or the moment when everything changes, for better or worse. What is the climax of this novel? Explain your answer fully.
  • Why do Piper's parents send her to I.N.S.A.N.E.? Do you think this was the right decision, based on what they knew about the school at the time? Why or why not?
  • How do the townspeople react to Piper's special power? How do you think you would react if you saw something magical happen?
  • Why do you think Piper's father gives her a hand-carved bird when she leaves for the Institute?
  • How do you think Piper's parents feel about her and her special power? Use supportive details from the novel to explain your answer.
  • Just before Bella's graduation ceremony, the action really heats up. What events lead to Piper's capture and M.O.L.D. torture?
  • When the children try to escape together, Dr. Hellion prevents them. What happens to her during her fight to keep the children there? Why do you think Dr. Hellion made this decision?
  • Piper and her friends use their powers to escape. Which power is the most useful in helping them get away from the Institute?

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