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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer--Pre-Reading Activities

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Use these two activities to activate and/or build prior knowledge before your class tackles Mt. Everest!

I teach in Florida and my kids have very little knowledge of mountain climbing--the skills and equipment necessary, the dangers involved, or even an appreciation of the desire to take on such a feat.

I developed the Anticipation Guide to have a little fun and to start building familiarity with some key terms. Students are to guess the answers to ten true/false statements about key terminology (i.e., The Hillary Step is a dance that was popular in the 1950s.) The prediction paragraphs they wrote were wonderful--not because they were accurate, but because they were fun. We really enjoyed this introductory activity and as we encountered the real Hillary Step and other topics, the lightbulbs in their brains started shining a little brighter.

We did the second activity the next day. This one required a little more thought on their part, and after watching the video, my Florida kids had more than enough schema to build on as we began reading the actual text. You could certainly do this without the video--or with a different video. See the preview for more information and my suggestions on how to use this activity in your classroom.

This is the second year I have taught this book to my remedial reading students; however, it was the first time I used these two lessons. I really believe my students enjoyed it more and understood it better because of these introductory activities. Thanks for checking out this lesson. If you do decide to buy, please leave feedback and let me know what you thought about the lesson. I’m always looking for ways to improve and would like to know how the lesson worked for you.

Sincerely,
Julie Conlon
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2 Days

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On  December 4, 2013Juggling ELA  (TpT Seller) said:
Your pre-reading activities are going to be very useful. Your thumbnails made it seem like your handouts would be more visual and they're a bit deceptive.
On  December 4, 2013Julie Conlon answered:
I'm sorry you feel that way; the pictures in the thumbnails are the exact pages included in the product--three pages of student handouts and three pages of teacher instructions/answers. The preview also contains exact copies of the student worksheets and the exact teacher materials (minus the answer key). I never intend to be anything but completely honest and upfront about what you're getting!
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On  October 29, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thanks for adding the answer key! I bought the pre-reading activities to supplement what I already do. My kids enjoyed them.
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On  February 4, 2013,  Kathleen G. said:
This was my first time teaching this book, so even though the questions were good, and answer key would've helped.
On  September 26, 2013Julie Conlon answered:
I added the answer key today when I was updating the thumbnail images! Sorry I didn't think to include it before.
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On  January 5, 2013,  Buyer said:
Great ideas for this novel! Answer key would have been helpful.
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On  April 5, 2009,  Buyer said:
This looks very good; however, an answer key would be helpful as I am a new teacher.
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On  February 5, 2013HappyEdugator (TpT Seller) asked:
Have you made an answer key yet? What video did you watch?
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On  October 6, 2013Julie Conlon answered:
Yes! I added an answer key last month when I started to revamp/revise my store. I hadn't even noticed the questions or suggestions about it until then. I'm taking a much more active interest in my store now, so I'll be sure to follow-up much sooner with Q&A and suggestions! :)

We watched the first part of a three-part DVD called Into the Thin Air of Everest: Mountain of Dreams, Mountain of Doom. The first segment is called Everest: The Quest. It details the history of the quest and the modern advances in equipment as well as the problems associated with the commercialism of Everest.

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer--Pre-Reading Activities
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer--Pre-Reading Activities
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer--Pre-Reading Activities
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer--Pre-Reading Activities