ATHERTON, THE HOUSE OF POWER by Patrick Carman
ATHERTON, THE HOUSE OF POWER
A unique new world was being created. The plan was in place. Development had begun. Each detail was in the hands of a genius scientist. Carefully chosen population. No pollution. No regrets. No unnecessary drain on declining natural resources. Atherton was being launched. Everything was perfect ... until ... it was too late ... because ... it was realized that the scientist whose genius had created the perfect new world was, in fact, mad.
You can go along to witness the transformation of Atherton through the eyes of Edgar, a young orphan who works in Atherton's fig groves, a youngster driven by a memory of the promise of a Book of Secrets. Find a quiet corner in a rock wall. Snuggle up with a bottle of water that can't be opened. Open your book and become transformed into one who lives and works in a new world unlike any you've ever imagined. Perhaps, like Edgar and his friend, Isabel, you, too, will become one whose courage helps transform the evil around you into good.
ATHERTON is one of the Kids' Wings' all-time favorites and arguably the best activity unit with Jeopardy-type game and original song included! The Activities in both PowerPoint and PDF for perfect projection and printing were written by Suzy Red and include:
The Scientific Method Song with 3 verses that can be merged into a round!
Crossword Puzzle for Chapters 1-5
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools in Your Dialectical Journal
2-Pages of Vocabulary and Activities for Application
Math: Finding The Area and Circumference of Atherton's Levels
2-Page Readers’ Theater Script: "The First Day of Science"
5 Pages of Predict/Confirm Chapter Questions with Activities
**** Analyzing the Author's Talk with Links to Patrick Carman's Talk
Readers' Theater Quartet Reading -- Cooperative Groups of 4
15-Second Summaries for Whole Class Summarization and Sharing
Transformers: Before and After the Transformations
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Creating a Model of Atherton
Maps of the Levels of Atherton
Using Algebra to Compare Surface Areas of Atherton's Levels
Diagrams of Surface Areas of Atherton's Levels
Logic Puzzle: The Workers of Atherton
Discussion Questions Reviewing Parts 1, 2, and 3
Don't Let Gravity Get You Down! 2 Pages
Gravity Research and Report
Creating the Sequel's Cover
Training Our Brains to Remember, 2 Pages
Dr. Harding's Plan
An Original Recorded Atherton Song Website--Add lyrics for each chapter!
Writing a Ballad
Preview here: http://suzyred.com/athertonsong.html
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