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Reading Class » Akiak Akiak

Akiak by Robert Blake

Summary: This is ten year old lead dog Akiak's last chance to win the Iditarod.  When Akiak hurts her paw, she must be removed from the race.  Akiak sets out on her own, catches up to her team, and shows them the way!  

 

Review the story below:

 

 

Genre:  Realistic Fiction 

Realistic Fiction is a fictional story in which the setting, plot, dialogue, and characters seem real.

 

Story Skill:  Context Clues

Writers use words that will be new to their readers. They often include other words or phrases to help with the understanding of the new word. These words or phrases are called context clues. They are built into the sentences around the difficult word and can be used to help you determine what an unknown word means.

Context Clues

   To complete a context clues tutorial. 

   To play a context clues game.     

 

Spelling List 

Akiak – short and long a & short and long e patterns

gain

cream

sweet

safe

past

reach

kept

gray

field

break

east

shape

steep

pray

pain

glass

west

cheap

steak

chief

 

Build Background or Extend Your Learning: 

Iditarod

Dog Sledding

People and Places

Official Iditarod Site

What is Dog Sledding?

Alaska for Kids

 

What is a Musher?

 

 

Mush Rush – interactive race

 

 






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