(Due Oct. 22)
Read Chapter 17 of Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
Answer these questions:
- Why did Uncle Ned plunge downward when Ada and her friends sprayed the asphalt with the fire hose?
- Ada and Arthur have different talents. What are they?
- Do you have different talents than other people in your family? What are they?
- Ada keeps a list of the important things her mom tells her. Make a list of a few important things your parents tell you.
Vocabulary – When Ada sprayed the water on the hot asphalt, Uncle Ned plunged downward.
What does “plunge” mean?
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Book Project
At the end of each session, Literature students have the opportunity to create a Book Project. In past years, it has been so much fun to see the creative ways that students relate to the book we’ve spent weeks reading and discussing!
Because I know that families are very busy, this is a completely optional activity.
If you do choose to create a book project, please bring it to class on the last day of the session (Oct. 29).
These are just some ideas. Feel free to come up with your own idea, too!
- What is your favorite scene from the book? Illustrate it by drawing a picture, creating a diorama, building with Lego, or any other way you can think of.
- The Questioneers tired to keep Uncle Ned calm by telling him jokes. Prepare a list of at least 6 jokes to tell the class. Practice reading them to family or friends beforehand.
- Write a newspaper article about the exciting event that happened in Blue River Creek (where Ada lives). Add a headline and a photo. Look at a real newspaper to get an idea of how newspaper articles look.
- Ada’s brother, Arthur, is a big fan of Arthur Ashe. Arthur Ashe is a real person, and a very famous tennis player. Research Arthur Ashe and create a poster about him.
- Ada loves learning about birds! Choose a bird to research. Bring a picture of your bird along with some facts about it (where it lives, what it eats, etc.)
- Learn about the author, Andrea Beaty! Share what you learned with the class.
- Ada used binoculars to look for birds in her backyard. Make a pair of binoculars with items you can find in your house (just a model – they don’t have to work like real binoculars!)
- On p. 62 of the book, there is a statue of Ida B. Wells in the illustration. Find out who Ida B. Wells is, and tell why you think her statue is in front of Blue River Creek’s City Hall.
- Draw or create Uncle Ned’s Zoo Bus.
Or…come up with an idea of your own! The sky’s the limit!