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The War of the Worlds

Retold from the H.G. Wells original

Chapters 12-14 (due on Thursday, November 26, 2015)
Write your answers on your reading log

A. Persuasive Writing: Should people worry about the unknown?

Write a persuasive essay of 300-350 words.
B. Research Mars: H. G. Wells wrote this story around 1886. Research recent
discoveries on Mars on the internet (make sure to ask your parents/guardians
to help you). Write have you have gathered.
C. Comprehension: Answer the following questions in complete sentences.
1) Why were the narrator and the curate trapped in the house?
2) The Martians were out of the machines digging. Why were they digging?
3) Why did the Martians need machines?
4) The narrator thinks about life on other planets, but most people do not. How
is he affected by the Martian attack differently than others?
5) The people on Earth do not know the Martians are coming to attack. How
would this story be different if they had known?