STORY NOTES WILLIAM’S HOUSE 1. How was life in New England different from life in England? *The weather was different with hotter summers and colder winters. 2. Why didn’t William make all the changes to his house at the same time? *The problems he had happened at different times. 3. Why do you think cousin Samuel asked William “What kind of house is this?” *William’s house was different than Samuel’s house. 4. William set out to build a house that was like his father’s house. 5. The first changed William made was he dug a cellar. 6. The setting changed in the story by the different seasons. 7. A “noggin” of cider is probably a mug. 8. William scraped a piece of animal horn until it was translucent because he wanted light to pass through the horn for a window.