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, planets and space. ✔
buried - To put a something into the ground. ✔
expect - To think that something will happen. ✔
yowl - Yowl means Howl. ??
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? When they were looking at the photos about space and the Dog star. ✔
b) Why was Nik’s Mum so sad when he got home? Because Flash the cat died from car crash.✔
c) What idea did Nik have at the end? Nik’s idea was that he said Hi NGC and he quietly said Hi flash star.✔d) What did it mean in the story when it said ‘Nick’s face felt hot and heavy’? Because his cat died and he felt sad.✔