Explorer Pioneer To the Rescue Discussion Questions
Explorer Pathfinder To the Rescue Discussion Questions
Below Level New York's Bravest Discussion Guide Questions
Below Level Tender Flower and the Medicine Discussion Guide Questions
On Level Passage to Freedom Discussion Guide Questions
Above Level Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot Discussion Guide Questions
Easy to use printable questions for the small group reading books in, Unit 1 Week 2, in the National Geographic Reach for Reading series.
Great to use for small group instruction, center work, or independent practice.
This download features the reading comprehension questions. Practice Masters: SG1.10, SG1.11, SG1.12, SG1.13.
Summary of Explorer Magazine
To the Rescue introduces students to two kinds of rescue workers, firefighters and lighthouse keepers, and it looks at the tough jobs these everyday heroes do. In "Firestorm!" Leslie Hall explains that the U.S. has thousands of wildfires each year. Although wildfires destroy, they also clean out dead plants and allow new growth. Wildfires are growing more dangerous, though. More people live near potential fire areas. And forests are drier because of higher temperatures and less snow. Brave firefighters attack fires by digging fire lines and starting backfires to cut off a fire's fuel supply. "Lighthouse Lives" by Marissa Moss explores how lighthouse keepers kept sailors safe. Before electricity, they made sure the light always burned. Moss describes several herotic keepers who risked their lives to guide sailors and to rescue people from deep, cold waters.
Summary of New York's Bravest
Standing eight feet tall, Mose Humphreys is the most famous fireman in New York City. Because of his bravery and strength, there is no fire he can't put out and no person he can't save. After a terrible fire at a hotel, Mose is lost. Legends begin about where he has gone, until the other firefighters decide he is with them in their hearts and memories.
Summary of Tender Flower and the Medicine
Everyone in Tender Flower's village is sick, including her family. Tender Flower's father sends her to the next village to get help. She runs with her dog Tic through the forest in the snow, ignoring the pain in her feet and losing her slippers in the snow. She is able to get the medicine and give it to the people in her village who then get better.
Summary of Passage to Freedom
Chiune Sugihara is a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania during World War II. One night, hundreds of Jews crowd outside the family's home in hopes that Sugihara will grant them visas to Japan. Japan's government refuses, but Sugihara signs a visa for every person, even as a train takes him out of Lithuania to Germany. He is remembered as someone who saved thousands of people from the Nazis.
Summary of Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
In Berlin, after World War II, Mercedes's family has little food. She hears a story about a pilot who drops candy to children from a plane that airlifts food into Berlin. Mercedes visits the airfield, hoping to catch some chocolate, but she is unlucky. She writes to the pilot, asking him to drop candy in her yard. The pilot sends her a package of candy. Years later, Mercedes meets the pilot and is able to express her gratitude.