Joanna Cole: Biography, Books & Poems


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Cole's character from the popular, 'The Magic School Bus' series is based off of what?

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1. Post graduation Joanna Cole's first careers were?

2. Cole's writes with the intention of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo concentrates on some of the important details of Joanna Cole and her work. You'll be assessed on your familiarity with some aspects of her life and her motivation to write.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be questioned about the following:

  • The subject matter of Cole's highly successful 1985 book and the series that sprung from it
  • Joanna's book, 'The Magic School Bus' was based on this person from her life
  • Why Joanna writes
  • What can be inferred about Joanna from her writing
  • Joanna's initial vocations after graduating from college

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Joanna Cole
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Joanna Cole's popular book series in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Joanna Cole, her writing and her reasons for writing.

Additional Learning

To learn more about Joanna Cole and her writing, review the accompanying lesson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Talk about the inspiration for Joanna's first book
  • Describe some of the life issues Joanna deals with in her children's books
  • Explain how Joanna's writing has dealt with some typical points of childhood curiosity