What Do You Think?

March 28, 2011

Class, as I said in an earlier post, I’m very pleased with your responses. Thank you for carefully thinking through what you know about astronauts and taking your time to type a thorough response. For homework tonight, please respond to one of your classmates’ posts: you may agree with him/her, ask another question, disagree, and so forth.


Question 2: Astronauts

March 27, 2011

Apollo 13 Lunar Lander

What’s it like to work in space? What would be some of the challenges? What could be exciting about exploring space?


Question 1: Astronauts

March 27, 2011

What skills, abilities, character traits (perseverance, flexibility, etc.), and experiences prepare an astronaut for his/her work?

John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth


DWH: Question 4

December 14, 2010

Describe Waterhouse’s plan for impressing England’s leading scientists. Use words from the Words to Know list and other words from the selection.” (Use our vocabulary words, words that we talked about while reading the book, words from our web…)


DWH: Question 3

December 14, 2010

“Look back at page 324. What would lead readers to predict that Waterhouse Hawkins would one day amaze the people of Victorian England?


DWH: Question 2

December 14, 2010

“Look back at pages 332-335. What are people’s opinions of the dinosaurs? Discuss the different ways the people express their opinions.” (Give 2-3 examples.)


The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: Reader Response

December 14, 2010

Directions: Read each question. Type a response for each. Please use complete sentences and proper grammar. Make sure to support your response with details from the story.

1. “This biography is about an artist and his art. It does not tell personal information, such as whether Waterhouse had children or liked to swim. Do you wish this information were in the book or are you happy with what’s there? What needs to be told in a biography?