In which poem are rhyming words a more important element Authors Craft
Who do you think is the speaker in the first poem How do you know Point of View
Who do you think is the speaker in the second poem How do you know Point of View
How do you think these two poets feel about dogs Explain your answer. Authors Viewpoint
3 Poetry The 3 RsRhyme Rhythm Repetition
Rhyme Same end sound bang and rang
Rhythm Jack and Jill went up a hill
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
and broke his crown
and Jill came tumbling after.
Repetition Twinkle twinkle little star.
Twinkle twinkle little star
4 Build Background How Dogs Work to Help People
Why is it important that dogs do these jobs
What are some of the skills dogs need to do these jobs well
Why do you think people train dogs to pull sleds in snowy places
5 IditarodThe Alaskan Sled RaceLink 6 Iditarod Scavenger Hunt1. Get a worksheet2. Go to picture link.3. Look up the answers and write them down.4. Turn in completed work. 7 Vocabulary
telegraph Having to do with messages sent and received through a machine by using electrical codes.
drifts A large pile of something such as snow that is formed by the wind.
trail A rough path through land where travel is difficult.
temperature A measurement that tells in degrees how warm or cold something such as the air is.
guided To show someone the way to go.
splinters A very thin sharp bit that breaks off a larger piece of wood ice metal glass or other material.
8 Interactive Vocabulary- Click on the Picture - Choose an Activity 9 Spelling
shot chance match
watch showed shock
pushed such crash
chew batch hitched
sharp mush speech
could community confusion
10 Grammar - Common and Proper Nouns
A common noun names any person animal place or thing.
A proper noun names a particular person animal place or thing. Each important word of a proper noun begins with a capital letter.
1. The big dog is the leader.
2. Gunner holds the medicine.
3. A cold wind blows across alaska.
4. The man calls the dogs home to nome.
5. The dogs pull the _________ along the _________ to Nome.
is a story that tells
about real people or
It DID happen
12 Set Purpose
To inform about an interesting historical event.
To inform about events that are in time order.
13 Think and Respond
How did Gunnar Kasson and Balto save the city of Nome
How do the map and illustrations help you understand what it was like on the trail from Bluff to Nome
How did Balto show that he was a good leader (Character Trait Prove It)
Who do you think was more of a hero Gunnar Kasson or Balto
Which reading strategies did you use with this story
14 Sending a Message
Look at the timeline on page 200-201.
What kind of information can you find on a timeline
In 1866 how did people send a message
In 1925 what happened in Nome Alaska
How did the people of Nome send messages
In 1927 how did people send a message
15 Making Connections
Could Balto have saved Nome all by himself
Look at the map on page 187. Why is the route from Anchorage to Nenana marked differently from the rest
Write down three things you would like to find out about dogsledding.
16 Interactive Sites- Click on Picture 17 Balto Author Quiz
When you feel brave enough click on the picture . . . . . . .
18 Word Relationships
Synonyms Words that mean the same.
The first team pushed north to a little town.
The second team went on to another small town.
Antonyms Words that mean the opposite.
In some places the ice was smooth.
In some places the ice was bumpy.
Homophones Words that sound the same but look different and have different meanings.
Nome was near the sea.
Blowing snow made the trail hard to see.
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