Aim High - Pt 2, No 3, 2003
1. Find the meanings of these words from the story.
observatory - a place to study the stars
astronomer - A scientific observer of the celestial bodies.
buried - To put the in the ground and then cover up the earth.
expect - To look forward to something but then never happens.
yowl - A long cry that a cat makes.
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?
For the trip they went to the Observatory.
b) Why was Nik’s Mum so sad when he got home?
Nik’s Mum was sad because their Cat Flash had died.
c) What idea did Nik have at the end?
His idea is was to get a star named after his Cat Flash.
d) What did it mean in the story when it said ‘Nick’s face felt hot and heavy’?He felt like he couldn’t believe that Flash was dead and gone.