Sunday, November 8, 2020

Episode 78: The Cloud, Chapter 18


Hi All,

Just a reminder that we are recording a novella that Mr. Chris and I wrote. The story, about kids solving a mystery using their technology skills, has twenty-five chapters.  

Last episode, we brought you Chapter 17, where The Cloud come up with a plan to test their
newest theory that Mr. Brisbane is making everyone sick. The scientific method was in full effect!

Did you know that you can help the Cloud? Simply share a picture of the weather that is happening in your neck of the woods at  We'll place them on the the class website at to help out The Cloud with their science fair data!  

                                                    CATCH UP ON THE CLOUD!
                                                Click here to listen to Chapters 1-16


What did you say? A word of the day! In our story 
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

Tutoring - To act as a tutor to; teach or instruct, especially privately.

Venue - The scene or locale of any action or event.

Skeptically - Doubtful about a particular thing.

Emphasize - To give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress.

Predecessor - Something succeeded or replaced by something else.


Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing 
after hearing the story.

1. Learn or review the Scientific Method with some interactive activities and videos. Click here.

2. We're creating a Word Cloud for The Cloud! We'd love for you to share a word that you think sums up the story and/or characters. You can add to the word cloud here.

                       COMPREHENSION CHALLENGE

After listening to the story, can you recall the 
details to answer these questions?

1. Who was the librarian assistant that Mr. Brisbane helped with her car?

2. What are some ways the Cloud brought the librarians and volunteers around Mr. Brisbane?

3. When did the Cloud decide that it was not Mr. Brisbane who was making people sick?

4. Where did The Cloud decide to sit in the library each day? Why is this an important detail in the experiment?

5. Why could the volunteer not find the book on the cart that Jaime requested?

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