Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles - by Patricia Valdez
This is a fascinating picture book biography of a pioneering female scientist--who loved reptiles!
Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets.... While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favourite lizard with her everywhere--she even brought a crocodile to school!
With a lively text and vibrant illustrations, scientist and writer Patricia Valdez and illustrator Felicita Sala bring to life Joan Procter's inspiring story of passion and determination.
Day 1 - Who is Joan Procter?
Before we start to read this fantastic text, I would like you to do a little background research on Joan Procter! Use goggle to find out about her and tell me why you think she had a book written about her! Make sure you don't cheat and read the book. We can read the book tomorrow! Simply create a mind map on everything you find out about her for your research.
Day 2 - Reading the text
Today you are going to read the text. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a PDF copy BUT there is an excellent video that you can read along with.
Once you've read the book, add any extra information to your mindmap that you started yesterday.
Day 3 - Comprehension Questions
Day 4 - Connections
When reading texts, it's important that we are able to make connections. We can relate the text to our own thoughts, feelings and opnions. We can think about how the text connects to our own experiences, knowledge and the world around us. We can also compare the text to other texts that we have read.
There are some connection tasks for you to complete today:
Day 5 - Summarise
When reading, it is important to:
You have two tasks to complete today to help you summarise what you have read.