Bring family members together who are determined to drift apart.
The variety of formats in comprehension questions and vocabulary help students better interact with the novel. Predict how Bird’s science team will get along as the project continues. Think of a time when you regretted something you did and what impact your actions had on the other person. Identify statements about the sibling’s lives as true or false. Describe how the family reacts to Bird after the Challenger disaster. Write your own astrogram to potential life forms outside of Earth. Record traits of an astronaut on the provided outline. Traits should include skills and personality. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, our worksheets incorporate a variety of scaffolding strategies along with additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key.
About the Novel:
We Dream of Space takes place in 1986 and uses the Challenger disaster as a backdrop. Focusing on the Nelson family, brothers Cash, Fitch, and sister Bird describe their struggles at school and at home. Cash is the oldest and wants to be on the basketball team. Due to his poor grades, Cash is removed from the team, and now has to search for something else he is good at. Fitch has a temper. He has a hard time keeping it in control. When a girl in his class gets a crush on him, he explodes and humiliates her. Bird is Fitch’s twin sister. She is studious and hopes to be the first female shuttle commander. Her hopes and dreams are crushed when she witnesses the events of the Challenger disaster. The three siblings struggle at home, where their parents argue all the time. The family acts as planets drifting around each other in their own orbits.