William’s House Written by: Ginger Howard Illustrated By: Larry Day Skill: Draw Conclusions Genre: Historical Fiction Author’s Purpose: Inform
Words to Know • barrels • cellar • clearing • pegs • spoil • steep
More Words to Know • fashioned • halt • succotash
barrelscontainers with round, flat tops and bottoms and sides that curve out slightly
pegspins or small bolts of wood or metal used to fasten parts together
He kept food in the cellar where it would stay cold.
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Review Questionsp256-260 1.Where does the story take place? 2. How can you tell that William knows about building? 3.What bad thing almost happened because of the hot summer heat? 4. Why were the strong winds a bad thing for William’s family?
Review Questionsp 261-265 • Why did the roof almost catch fire? • 2.How did William fix the roof so it wouldn’t cave in? • 3.What did William do to help his family fight the cold weather? • 4.William wanted his home to be like his father's. Why did William change his home?