Answer Key: Dear Roswell Aliens

Lesson Plan:  Dear Roswell: Aliens Please, Please Abduct Me!

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. Debris |dəˈbrēˌdāˈbrē| noun-scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed: the bomb hits it, showering debris from all sides.
  2. flying saucer |ˈˌflīiNG ˈsôsər| noun- a disk-shaped flying craft supposedly piloted by aliens; a UFO.
  3. weather balloon |ˈweT͟Hər bəˈlo͞on| noun-a balloon equipped with meteorological apparatus that is sent into the atmosphere to provide information about the weather.
  4. tourists |ˈto͝orəst| noun-a person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure: the pyramids have drawn tourists to Egypt.
  5. alien |ˈālēən|noun• a hypothetical or fictional being from another world.
  6. cover-up |ˈkəvər ˌəp| (also coverup) noun- an attempt to prevent people’s discovering the truth about a serious mistake or crime.
  7. avoid |əˈvoid| verb [ with obj. ] keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something): avoid excessive exposure to the sun.
  8. universe |ˈyo͞onəˌvərs| noun (the universe) all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos. The universe is believed to be at least 10 billion light years in diameter and contains a vast number of galaxies; it has been expanding since its creation in the Big Bang about 13 billion years ago.
  9. soul |sōl| noun- the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
  10. meaning |ˈmēniNG| noun-• important or worthwhile quality; purpose: this can lead to new meaning in the life of older people.

SOURCE: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension


The longer one is in Roswell, the harder it becomes to avoid trying to answer the question, Did an alien spacecraft really crash to earth 70 years ago? Are we all alone in the universe? Does any of this even matter?

Grammar Focus

Word -Recognition

Absolute truth exists. Our souls long for something to believe in. Things here on earth are not as they should be. The T-shirts know. We are desperate to find meaning in our lives. We search for answers to the tough questions. Who are we? Why are we here? Who will heal our messed-up world?