Dear Mr. Henshaw Discussion Guide
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
About this book
Grade Level Equivalent: 4.7
Lexile Measure: 910L
Guided Reading Level: Q
Age: Age 11, Age 9, Age 10
Genre: Diaries and Journals
Subject: Divorce, Remarriage, Blended Families, School Life, Understanding Self and Others
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Cleary
- Throughout the book, Leigh had different feelings about his dad. What caused Leigh's feelings to change? Have you ever felt this way?
- At the end of the book, Leigh said that he felt bad and a whole lot better at the same time. How can that be possible? Use an example from your own life.
- If you were to write a letter to any author you chose, whom would you write to? Give at least two reasons why you chose that author.