Moonwalk Written by Ben Bova Illustrated by Peter Bollinger Compiled by: Terry Sams PES Melissa Guinn PES
Study Skills • Genre: Science Fiction • Comprehension Skill: Draw Conclusions • Comprehension Strategy: Monitor and Fix Up • Comprehension Review Skill: Theme • Vocabulary: Context Clues—Synonyms
Summary While daring each other to jump over rilles, or narrow valleys on the Moon, Gerry and Vern get into trouble. Vern falls and hurts his knee while also knocking his battery loose, the one that gives him air to breathe in his spacesuit. Luckily, the boys are able to get to a nearby shelter where Vern is out of danger.
Genre: Science Fiction Science fiction is a story based on science. It often tells about life in the future. As you read this story about a walk on the moon, look for the scientific information on which it is based.
Comprehension Skill Draw Conclusions TE 629b • A conclusion is a decision you reach after thinking about what you have read. • The small pieces of information in a piece of writing are called facts and details.
Comprehension Skill Draw Conclusions TE 629b • When you put these facts and details together to form a logical, well thought-out opinion, you are drawing a conclusion. • Good conclusions can be supported with facts and details from the story.
Comprehension StrategyMonitor and Fix Up TE 608 • Good readers think about how they’re doing as they read. • At times they realize they no longer understand what they are reading. • If this happens, reread slowly. • Another suggestion would be to read on to look for an explanation.
1. Facts and Details Martin created a realistic model of the solar system. 2. Facts and Details Martin read books about planets and stars. 3. Facts and Details Martin arranged plastic stars in his bedroom into constellations. Practice Drawing ConclusionsPB 243
4. Facts and Details Martin wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. Conclusion Martin is very interested in space and astronomy. Practice Drawing ConclusionsPB 243
What conclusion can you draw about the Apollo missions? They have been very important to science. 2.What is one fact or detail that supports this conclusion? Apollo astronauts brought back rocks for scientists to study. 3. What conclusion can you draw about the challenge of understanding the moon? It will take a long time to understand the moon completely. Practice Drawing ConclusionsPB 247
4. What is one fact or detail that supports this conclusion? Scientists still study the Apollo mission information. 5.Reread the passage slowly. Did you understand the passage or any of its details more fully after this second reading? Explain. Practice Drawing ConclusionsPB 247
Comprehension Skill Review Theme TE 621 • The theme of a story is its bigidea, the idea that holds the story together. • The author usually doesn’t state the theme of the story, so readers have to figure it out. • Let’s practice by determining the theme of Moonwalk.
Vocabulary StrategyContext Clues: Synonyms Pg. 610 • Sometimes when you are reading the author will give you a synonym for an unknown word. • A synonym is a word that has the same or almost the same meaning as another word. • The synonym may be in the samesentence as the unknown word or in a sentence around the word. • They to replace the unknown word with the synonym to see if it makes sense. Let’s read Gone to the Moon paying attention to how vocabulary used on page 611.
Research/Study Skills Order Form/Application TE 629l • An order form is used to buy a product. They can be printed in catalogs or online. • To complete an orderform, read the description of the product you want to buy and recordinformation (such as size or color) in the proper blanks.
Research/Study Skills Order Form/Application TE 629l • An application is used when a person applies for a job or wants to be accepted into a program or organization. • Applications ask for identifying information, such as name, address, and phone number.
Research/Study Skills Order Form/Application TE 629l • They may also request information such as job history or reasons why a person wants to be accepted into a program. • Fill in all blanks on an application form unless they are labeled optional. It is important to fill in information accurately and writeclearly.
Research/Study Skills Order Form/Application PB 249-250 1. What is the difference between the two addresses on the form? One is the receiver’s, and one is the buyer’s. • When would you provide only one address? If the buyer will be receiving the order. • What does quantity mean? The number of each kind of item ordered.
Research/Study Skills Order Form/Application PB 249-250 4. What boxes are you not required to fill in on this form? To give telephone numbers. 5. What do you do when you are finished filling out the form? Click Submit. 6. What is the purpose of this application? To apply for a summer internship with the Lincoln Library Association.
Research/Study Skills Order Form/Application PB 249-250 7. Why would the library ask for a reference? To ask someone who knows you if you are the right person for the job. 8. In what section would you say when you could start your internship? Personal Information section
Research/Study Skills Order Form/Application PB 249-250 9. In which of the six sections of the application would you give information about skills you would bring to a position at the library? Other Skills section 10. What would be a good answer to the question in box number 6? I enjoy reading and helping people find good books.
Fun Stuff and Practice • Drawing Conclusion Review • More Drawing Conclusions • Synonyms Practice • Finding a Theme Practice • Apollo 11
Weekly Fluency Check Tempo and RateTE 629a • Good readers slow down or speed up according to text they are reading.
Question of the WeekTE 608m • What are the risks when walking on the moon?
Day 2 - Question of the Day • Why would the moon be an exciting place to explore?
Day 3 – Question of the Day • What did Vern and Jerry learn about themselves when faced with danger?
Day 4 – Question of the Day • What questions would you want to ask an astronaut who has walked on the moon?
Review Questions • What happened prior to the father leaving the shelter? • Why did Gerry try the jumps Vern did? • Why did Vern end up falling and getting hurt? • How did Gerry’s behavior change after Vern fell? • What was the main problem in the story? • What conclusion can you draw about the air on the moon and about the moon in general?
Review Questions 7. When did the sun begin to rise? 8. What event in the story support the fact that people can do extraordinary things in an emergency? 9. Why was Vern safe once he was inside the shelter? 10. How did this adventure likely affect the brothers’ relationship? 11. How did Dad probably feel when he got back? 12. What is an important theme?
Vocabulary - Say It • loomed • rille • runt • staggered • summoning • taunted • trench • trudged
More Words to Know • conscious • feebly • rift • astronomers • launch • probes • crater
loomed • appeared dimly or vaguely as a large, threatening shape
rille • a long, narrow valley on the surface of the moon; wide crack
runt • animal, person, or plant that is smaller than usual size. If used about a person, runt is sometimes considered offensive.
staggered • became unsteady; wavered; stumbled
summoning • stirring to action; rousing; calling upon
taunted • jeered at; mocked; reproached; teased
trench • any ditch; deep furrow
trudged • walked wearily or with effort; slowly
conscious • aware of what you are doing; awake
feebly • weakly; without strength
rift • a split; break; crack
probes • spacecraft carrying scientific devices to record and report information
crater • a bowl-shaped hole on the surface of Earth or the Moon
astronomers • experts in the science that deals with the sun, moon, planets, stars, and so on
launch • to send into the air or into outer space
They saw craters and a rille, a narrow valley that looks like a trench.
They saw craters and a rille, a narrow valley that looks like a trench.
They name some craters after famous astronomers, philosophers, and scientists.