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Book Study- The 21 Balloons by William Pene du Bois

 

This text is about a teacher, Professor William Waterman Sherman, who wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a HOT-AIR BALLOON! However, his is found just after 3 weeks floating across the Atlantic among the wreckage of 20 hot-air balloons. Naturally, the world is eager to know what happened!

 

The children are using a range of reading skills to help the decipher the text.

 

Some of these skills include:

  • Fact Retrieval
  • Inference
  • Summarise
  • Predict

 

 

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