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Title: Selection One: Akiak written and illustrated by Robert J. Blake


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Selection One Akiak written and illustrated by
Robert J. Blake
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Summary Page
  • Title Page
  • Awards
  • Story Summary
  • Key Concept
  • Key Vocabulary
  • Strategy Focus
  • Comprehension Skill
  • Story Map Outline
  • Sneak Peek
  • Conclusion Page

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Awards
  • Notable Childrens Trade Book in the Field of
    Social Studies
  • Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence
    in Childrens Literature
  • Vermont Red Clover Award Master List
  • Washington States Childrens Choice Award
  • The Virginia Young Reader Award
  • Indianas 2001 Young Hoosier Award

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

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Key concept
  • Dogsled racing

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Key Vocabulary
  • Experienced
  • Musher
  • Rugged
  • Blizzard
  • Checkpoint
  • Courageous

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Blizzard-a snowstorm with strong winds
  • There are powerful blizzards and towering
    snowdrifts along the twisting, icy route from
    Anchorage to Nome.

8
Checkpoint- a place along a route where people
sign in
  • Racers are required to rest often and sign in at
    many checkpoints along the way.

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Courageous- brave fearless
  • People had come from everywhere to see the
    courageous dog that had run the Iditarod trail
    alone.

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Experienced- having the knowledge to do a
particular task
  • The experienced lead dog led the team safely to
    their checkpoint.

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Musher- the driver of a dogsled team
  • Teams of sixteen dogs pull a sled carrying their
    musher.

12
Rugged- having a rough, uneven surface
  • The Iditarod course covers more than 1,000 miles
    of rugged Alaskan trails.

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Now lets take a look at some of the reading
skills we will practice as we read Akiak
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Strategy focus Summarize
  • Akiak is divided into sections describing
    different days of the Iditarod race. As you
    read, stop every few pages to summarize each
    days events.

15
Comprehension Skill Focus Story Structure
  • You can use a story map to look at how a problem
    and its solution affect the storys plot and
    characters.

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Story Map
  • Characters- people or animals in the story
  • Setting- the time and place in which the story
    occurs
  • Plot- the series of events in a story
  • Problem facing the characters
  • Story events
  • Solution

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Lets take a peek at last years Iditarod race!
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Enjoy Selection 1 Akiak
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