I have long loved this adventurous fantasy story. It is a Newbery Medal Winner about Professor William Waterman Sherman who retires from teaching and plans to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a hot air balloon. Unexpectedly, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible inventions. The publisher recommends this book for 9-11 year olds. I used to teach this in a 6th grade classroom and have been preparing it for my 8th grader’s summer reading.
This literature guide is divided into two portions.
- You can teach this to a group of students as a literature circle. Jobs are all created with easy to print instructions. There are also comprehension questions for each chapter if you want to add that in too.
- You can print a workbook style literature guide for an individual student (at home or in the classroom) to complete on their own.
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