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October Sky

By Homer Hickam (3)

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October Sky, originally published as Rocket Boys, is Homer Hickam’s autobiographical story of his search of identity, purpose, and acceptance from his father. Founding ‘The Big Creek Missile Agency’, leader Homer sets off the first rocket, built from a flashlight tube filled with cherry bomb powder. The rocket does light up the sky over the backyard, but it also sets fire to a fence. The gang continues to experiment with different types of backyard rockets, employing steel delivery devices and various kinds of explosives. Other problems occur, such as when a rocket lands in the coal mine where Homer’s father is employed. The boys are warned to halt their experiments, but they feel that they simply must press on. As the BCMA continue their work, they learn how to calculate nozzle measurements and improve their designs, all the while growing up, with your typical teenage antics, in a coal town. Hickam’s maturation into adulthood, his dedicated perseverance, and desire to win his father’s approval, will inspire readers, who will be delighted to learn Hickam later became a NASA engineer, making his committed trajectory in his youth all the more poignant.

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    Activity Pack: October Sky (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    108 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Activity Pack: October Sky (eBook)

    It's possible to energize student learning while accomplishing state-set objectives and national criterion with Prestwick House Activity Packs! Students will learn crucial abstract literary concepts, including the subtlety of style and plot, the elaborateness of theme, and the inclinations of their favorite characters. With this eBook, a variety of reproducible exercises are offered, giving students hands-on experience that will prove integral to their literary experience and indispensible to educators.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Activity Pack series, comprised of some of the following titles: Into The Wild; Life of Pi; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Poisonwood Bible; The Bluest Eye; Beowulf. All aforementioned Prestwick House Activity Packs, as well as the rest of the series, can be viewed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button on the left.


     
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    Teaching Unit: October Sky (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    57 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
    Was: $29.99 (USD)
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    Teaching Unit: October Sky (eBook)

    For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Response Journal: October Sky (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    36 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
    Was: $19.95 (USD)
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    Response Journal: October Sky (eBook)

    This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.