2Genre – Science Fiction Science Fiction is a story based on science. It often tells about life in the future.
3Vocabulary Strategy - Synonyms A synonym is a word that has the same or almost the same meaning as another word.Examples: staggered, stumbled
4Comprehension Skill – Draw Conclusions The small pieces of information in a piece of writing are called the facts and details.Facts and DetailsFacts and DetailsFacts and DetailsConclusion
5Comprehension Strategy – Monitor and Fix-up Good readers think about how they’re doing as they read. Sometimes they realize they no longer understand what they are reading and can’t draw logical conclusions. It is a good idea to go back and reread slowly, or look ahead to try to find an explanation.
6Loomed Rille Runt Staggered Summoning Taunted Trench Trudged VocabularyLoomed Rille Runt Staggered Summoning Taunted Trench Trudged
7LoomedAppeared dimly or vaguely as a large, threatening shape
8RilleA wide crack in the ground; a long, narrow valley on the surface of the moon
9RuntSmallest; animal, person, or plant that is smaller than the usual size
15Why did Gerry attempt the jump his brother made? He knew he could jump farther than Vern.He wanted to do a gravity experiment.He did not want Vern to know he was scared.
16What was the main problem in this story? Vern got hurt and his suit was damaged.Vern and Gerry went out of the shelter.Vern always called his brother “Runt.”
17What conclusion can you draw about the moon from information in the story? The moon stays the same temperature throughout the day.The moon does not have air that the people could breathe.There are a few rocks and boulders on the moon’s surface.
18Vern got hurt because he was -- FoolishJealousUnfriendly
19Which of the following is an important theme? Electricity is needed to run a circulation pumpChildren have fun competing against each otherParents make rules to help keep their children safe
20Vern was safe once he was back inside the shelter because it had -- Its own air supply and temperature controlA spare moonsuit with a working batteryA medical station with first-aid equipment
21Which of the following generalizations can be made from information in the story? Parents should keep track of their children.The moon is a dangerous place to live.Earth is far away from other planets.
22How did Gerry’s behavior change after the accident? After the accident, Gerry went from pretending to be tough to really being tough in order to save his brother’s life.
23How did Dad probably feel when he returned to the shelter and saw the boys? He was probably angry that they did not follow his directions. However, I think he would also feel relieved that they were able to get back to the shelter.