Join us in a fun immersion of the Wright Brothers and their lives!
This companion study guide goes with Who Were The Wright Brothers? Written by James Buckley Jr., Illustrated by Tim Foley.
Take a trip back in time to a place where automobiles didn't exist, and roads were bumpy and carved out by wagon wheels. Read maps and calculate the travel time to places that Wilbur and Orville went. Discover the childhood games and activities that they enjoyed while trying some old fashioned toys yourself! Understand the wide and varied knowledge they gained in many different areas from their hobbies and activities. Try printmaking to learn the complexities and difficulties that they faced with making a newspaper! Ride a bike and feel how it must be to balance a glider in mid air, and how this helped them fly. See how their lives' background combined to create the perfect 'storm' and situation for flying. You will come to value their persistence, determination, and loyalty to family as they become famous. READ a book by jumping into it with your whole self!
READING, Evaluating first hand accounts and a novel, Building, Constructing, Poetry and a final project all lend itself into a energized way to study a historical book about two famous brothers who changed the world.
Map Skills: Reading maps, symbols and looking for names, & bodies of water
Math word problems, evaluating important numbers and ignoring others that are not vital to the problem.
Reading for Pros and Cons, sorting facts
Internet connected research, and video clips
Kites: Read directions and learn knots and facts about kites
Read Directions and create Rubber Band toys and helicopters
Writing a newspaper story with Persuasion, and Opinion pieces and Inverted Pyramid Style
Brainstorming for an Invention creation with specific items, (individual and small group)
Comparison Bicycles in 1880s and today.
Comparison of First hand accounts (journals and interviews) and the novels's interpretation
Reading about Typhoid fever and paraphrasing
Reading for facts and details
Citing proof of answers with page numbers from book
Reading tickets and time schedules to find facts about traveling
Comparing times of glider flights to real life activities, how long is 30 seconds?
Cursive writing activity
Infer meaning from text
Illustrate and put pictures to descriptive words
Poetry meaning and exploration
Comparing time lines and finding commonalities between them.
FINALLY, an END of Book Challenge to provide an opportunity to share their understanding of the book, the Wright Brothers and literacy terms with an oral presentation to the class!
Resources are provide to make finding materials to supplement easier for teachers, and all answers are also included at the end of the book.
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