Aim High - Pt 2, No 3, 2003
1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.
observatory - A building containing telescopes and other scientific instruments for studying the sky and the stars.✔
astronomer - The study of stars, space and planets.✔
buried - Someone who gets buried in a graveyard.✔
expect - Knowing what is going to happen.✔
2. Draw what you think the Dog Star might look like.
3. Answer these comprehension questions to show your understanding of the text.
a) Where were the boys on the trip? They were in the classroom ✔
b) Why was Nik’s Mum so sad when he got home? Because their pet died✔
c) What idea did Nik have at the end? To bury their pet cat. x (to name the star after his pet cat)d) What did it mean in the story when it said ‘Nick’s face felt hot and heavy’? He was very sad.✔