Why is water important?
What is the most important lesson that you want fourth graders to gain from this book?
If you post your ideas, we'll be glad to help you formulate a writing assignment that helps the students comprehend the importance of water.
I want my readers to understand that water has been around from the beginning of time. I want them to understand that the earth is constantly recycling the water and that the waters that dinosaurs drank millions of years ago, is the same one that we are drinking now.
This is basically what the book talks about.... now I wanted them to do a written activity... maybe finding the main idea.... or something to that effect.