32. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh
Topics: moon landing, space, Apollo 11, teamwork, goals, problem-solving, perseverance
Units of Study: Nonfiction, Content Area, Personal Essay
Tribes: attentive listening, mutual respect, personal best
Reading Skills: envisionment, inference, interpretation, determining importance
Writing Skills: using descriptive language, inserting quotations, using dashes, using ellipses
My Thoughts: To commemorate its 40th anniversary I plan to read at least one book about the moon landing this year. What I love about this particular book is its emphasis on teamwork. As the title suggests, Apollo 11 was successful because of the dilligence of several hundred-thousand people working together in teams trying to accomplish one goal. It’s a dense book so I can see reading only a few sections at a time. This could be used as a rich mentor text for writing nonfiction. Thimmesh writes with excitement and enthusiasm making the text very engaging.
Entry filed under: Female Authors, nonfiction, Picture Books. Tags: Apollo 11, attentive listening, content-area, dashes, description, determining importance, ellipses, envisionment, goals, inference, interpretation, moon landing, mutual respect, nonfiction, perseverance, personal best, personal essay, problem-solving, quotations, space, teamwork.