Ramona's World


Beverly Cleary

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Discussion questions

  1. Have you ever read a book featuring Ramona before? If yes, how does this one compare? If no, did reading this book make you want to explore her other ones?
  2. What kind of girl is Ramona? Do you know anyone like her?
  3. What about fourth grade is Ramona looking forward to? Does it turn out the way she thinks it will?
  4. Describe Ramona's teacher, Mrs. Meacham. What is she like? Would you like to have a teacher like her?
  5. How do Ramona and Daisy get to be best friends? Do you think their friendship will last?
  6. Ramona tries to be a good role model for her baby sister Roberta. Do you think big brothers and sisters need to be role models to their younger siblings or is this unfair? Why?
  7. What was your fourth grade year like, compared to Ramona's?
  8. Have you ever made a funny face during your school pictures? How would it feel to have yourself captured that way for everyone to see?

If you liked this book try

  • Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
  • other books from the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Created in part with funds granted by the Oregon State Library under the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.