3Chapter 1 Vocabulary Assimilate , pg. 6 Unbeknownst, pg. 7 What happened to the first three children?How does Number four know when one of them dies?Who or what is Henri?
4Chapter 2 Vocabulary Skittishness, pg. 12 Why do they choose to change the boys name to John Smith?Why is he tired of running?
5Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Why do the boy and Henri have to travel light? What do they always take with them?
6Chapter 4 Vocabulary Criteria Snickering Dumbfounded Why does Henri travel with many laptops and monitors?Foreshadowing happens on page 24. Why is this important?Who trips John and why?Where does John hid when he starts feeling sick?Have you ever been to a new school? Describe your first day. Does it compare to John’s?
7Chapter 5 Vocabulary Meddles What is the significance of John leaving his backpack in the classroom?What do the three circles on his ankle represent?
8Chapter 6VocabularyLumenDescribe the flame “treatment”.
9Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Who does John think has his phone? According to this chapter, how many life-sustaining planets are there in the universe? Do you agree or disagree…..why or why not?What is the outcome of the meeting with the principal after the meatball incident?How does he get his phone back?
10Chapter 8 Chapter 8 How does John open the chest? When John’s mind drifts, what happens to him? What does he see?
11Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Vocabulary Gregarious Manipulative Herbivores CarnivoresFerocityWhen the door opens……who or what is there?The dog has a tag that reads Bernie Kosar. Where have we read that name before?
12Chapter 10 Vocabulary Horrendous Gerund Ludicrous incentive What does John find at his locker?What is the brown blur at the track? What is the significance? Predict what you think will happen with Bernie.John doesn’t use oven mitts to take the muffins out of the oven. How does Sarah react?
13Chapter 11 Chapter 11 Vocabulary encompassed Predict what you think happened to the second ship?How long were John and the other on the ship before they landed on earth?What is the relationship between John and the man in the silver and blue suit?
14Chapter 12 Chapter 12 Vocabulary Bustling Intermittently Contentious DiscordOff-kiltercaricaturesSam and Henri have an interesting conversation. What dos Sam say that shocks Henri? Why is this important to the plot of the story?
15Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Vocabulary delusional Why does John not want to tell the sheriff what happened on the hayrack ride?
16Chapter 15 Chapter 15 Vocabulary Inherent Transcends monochromatic In the tennis ball scene, why is John so frustrated?Henri wants to move again, why?The glass balls depict what? What is the purpose of the balls?
17Chapter 16 Chapter 16 Vocabulary anonymity Vulnerability Persistence Why does Sam pull a gun on John?Where do the publications that Sam reads come from?
18Chapter 17 Vocabulary Imperative Ostensibly Why is John running to school now?Why is Henri going to Athens, Ohio?What would happen (in your opinion) if Henri did not go to Athens?
19Chapter 18Chapter 18Predict what has caused Henri to miss Thanksgiving dinner with Sarah’s family.“The whole camera is shaking in Sarah’s hands”. How would you feel in this situation?Describe John’s telekinesis practice.How do you think you would use telekinesis powers?
20Chapter 19 Vocabulary Piqued Scenario Devious Volition How are Sam and John going to get to Athens?Do you think this is a good or bad idea? Explain.
21Chapter20Chapter 20This is an exciting chapter. Describe John’s new abilities.
22Chapter 21 Chapter 21 Vocabulary Anguished Describe the Mongadorians. How do John, Henri and Sam escape from the second floor?How would you feel about having to leave your friends again? How do you think John felt? How did he respond when Henri told them they were leaving?
23Chapter 22 Vocabulary Transcend Sentinel Segues Describe John’s fire suit.According to the author, “some of the greatest figures in Earth’s history were actually the product of humans and the Loric”. Name them.
24Chapter 23 Chapter 23 Vocabulary Discernible Chimaera Why did the other rocket hold animals? Where did it go?
25Chapter 24Chapter 24What is the significance of the orange flyers? Whose party is it? How would you feel about going to the party?
26Chapter 25 Chapter 25 Vocabulary Coyly Assuage In the end of the chapter a scream comes from the second floor. Predict what will happen in the beginning of chapter 26.
27Chapter 26 Chapter 26 Vocabulary Sporadically cordoned How does Sarah react when John tells her he is Number 4?Why do Sarah and John lie to the police? Would you tell the truth?
28Chapter 27 Chapter 27 Vocabulary incriminate Haggard Wanes Cathartic ContemptuouslyGothicForebodingCallousHarbingerThe principal, Mr. Harris, asks John “So, is it true?” What is he referring to?
29Chapter 28 Chapter 28 Vocabulary Vertigo How does John react in the principal’s office?Who does he find at his house? Why is he there?Have you ever felt the terror that Sarah and John must have felt in the darkened school? Describe how your body felt.Who is the surprise visitor that grabs Sarah and John in the classroom? Have you ever been grabbed in the dark? Describe your situation.
30Chapter 29 Chapter 29 Vocabulary Vigilant Henri uses a healing stone on Six. How could doctors make use of a healing stone here on Earth? Discuss the possibilities.John says the time has come. What is he referring to?
31Chapter 30 Chapter 30 Who does Six think Bernie Kosar is? When the group is lead out of the tunnel beneath the school…what do they discover?
33Chapter 31Another twist in the terror Six, John and Henri face. Describe the BEAST.Where does the soldier get energy for his cannon?Wow, an exciting chapter. Describe one of the many beasts/soldiers/demons in this chapter.We learn something else about Bernie Kosar. Did you predict this back in chapter 9 or 30?
34Chapter 32 Chapter 32 Vocabulary Blatantly Vortex Do we know if Bernie Kosar is alive at the end of the chapter? Have you lost a pet? Can you describe how John must be feeling?
35Chapter 33 Chapter 33 Vocabulary Translucent Verdant What makes John feel rejuvenated?How does John get the beast to help him?Who kills the last soldier?
36Chapter 34 Chapter 34 Vocabulary Impenetrable Why would Sam be allowed to travel with John and Six?Now that you have finished the book…what did you think of it? Did you read the sneak peak of the second book in the series? Why or why not?