Updated for 2018!
Alaska's Race! The annual sled dog race from Anchorage, Alaska to Nome, Alaska that is held every March. This unit will provide you with plenty of ideas for activities to teach about the sport of sled dog racing in Alaska as well as worksheets and printables. In the unit you'l
ALL of my dogsled teaching resources, bundled into one husky-themed, comprehensive and complete package! If you are planning on teaching your class about Alaska or any kind of dog sled racing, you and your students will LOVE these resources! I am a born and raised Alaskan teacher (and I still live h
Updated for 2018!! Alaska is the home of many sled dog races. This unit will provide you with plenty of ideas for activities that support learning about this sport for your primary students as well as worksheets and printables.
In this winter unit you'll find:
Facts and Suggestions for Using this
if your class follows the dogsled teams as they race across Alaska, this resource is perfect for you! My students have always LOVED having a musher to follow during the race, and these activities make that so easy.
*A Musher Profile page for gathering information about mushers
UPDATED FOR THE 2018 DOGSLED RACE!! If you'll be teaching your class about the sled dog race across Alaska, this Power Point will help you so much! It contains information abut the 1925 Serum Run and the history of the Race, the Race today, and dogsledding in general.
Check out the preview to se
Dogsled Race Activities for Intermediate Grades
Every year, learning about the sled dog race across Alaska is a highlight in my class! Included in this product are 7 activities that I use with my students during our cross curricular study of the race.
These activities are not designed to be a day
Did you know that scientists believe sled dogs originated in Mongolia 30,000-35,000 years ago, and first began pulling sleds in the Siberian region 3,000 years ago?
This 34 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions around huskies, sled dogs and their handlers… you ca
Our Sled Dog Kids collection includes 26 graphics
13 black & white
Graphics come in PNG format 300 dpi.
My graphics are suitable for printing and digital projects and can be easily re-sized smaller to suit other needs, graphics measure up to approx 7.5".
Original Artwork by Scrappin
I LOVE using the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska to end our winter studies. My past classes made maps, studied Alaska, read related novels, and basically fell in love with the sport of mushing! Included in this pack is just a sampling of class activities.
>Musher Journal including lined journa
Updated for 2018!! You must have Adobe flash player 11.9 in order for all the interactive pages to work correctly.
This SMART Board unit has great activities and information that you can use with your students during the yearly sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome. You will find:
The Map, ( 20
This literacy activity set contains activities for the Reading Wonders story, Sled Dogs Run. These activities can be used as literacy centers or for small group instruction. The activities in this set include:
Snowing New Vocabulary ~ Students practice reading sentences and choose the correct voc
Want differentiation made easy? Try an activity menu! This 19 page menu packet includes 3 levels of difficulty and multiple intelligences/learning styles.
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Add this adorable little husky to your classroom displays this winter! Whether you've studying Alaska or the Iditarod, there's something for you!
Includes a completed craft-no cutting out lots of pieces, just copy, color, and cut the dog out.
Also includes the pieces to make this little guy.
These centers are the perfect way to complement your Iditarod, Alaska, or just wintertime studies.
What you get:
>3 ELA and 3 Math centers in full color AND black white options.
Each center includes a
>blackline recording shee
This informational text article has everything needed for a full three readings. In addition to the full-page non-fiction article, there are text dependent questions and additional activities specific to each reading. Here is what is included - ready to use to cover all of the steps of close readi
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The first product in this bundle contains six black and white pages to use after reading The True Story of Balto the Bravest Dog Ever:
Page 1: cover
Pages 2-5: comprehension questions
Page 6: musher finishing race
Page 7: write a newspaper article about t
Updated for 2018! Multiple tri-fold sets for learning about sled dogs, and the races that take place in Alaska and Canada. Great for Alaska and Canada units. This can also be used for pages within an interactive notebook.
General Sled Dog Tri-fold (primary and intermediate versions)
Balto, Sled Dog Racing, Mushers, Sled Dog training, dog sleds...complete unit with informational text, vocabulary, writing activities, art, math lessons...printables, worksheets, easy to use, aligned with CCSS
These reader response questions are based on the realistic fiction story- Sled Dogs Run- in the Reading Wonders Second Grade Unit Two Reading Book.
It has the following -
1. 3 pages of questions ( tri folds) in 3 columns/sections
2. important details/summary page
3. think aloud activity
4. sled dog
This opinion writing product is perfect to use if you read any book related to sled dog racing. Would the kids in your class want to compete in a sled dog race? Students can use information from their reading to write their opinion and support it with reasons and details.
This product contains 8 c
This is for McGraw-Hill Reading Series 2nd Grade Wonders 2.1 Sled Dogs Run. All activities are ready to download, print and use. Each activity is color coded so the kids know which pieces goes in which envelope.The activities are great for learning centers and small group. The activities include...
This husky-shaped activities pack can be used in conjunction with a unit study about sled dog racing. The activities can be completed as a whole packet, or the teacher can choose the worksheets that best fit his/her needs.
1. Husky dog cover to be colored by students
2. Writing prompt
Designed as a 2-3 research activity, students will discover the real sled dogs portrayed in Jack London's classic novel, THE CALL OF THE WILD. This activity functions as a terrific introductory lesson and enables students to discover and learn about various characteristics of sled dogs from London's
What is your opinion? This prompt is great to do if you read any book related to sled dog racing. Would the kids in your class want to compete in a sled dog race? This opinion writing activity will guide students as they write their opinion and support it with reasons and details.
This product co
This inquiry unit was created for my own fourth grade students while we read Gary Paulsen's book "Dogsong." It contains tools that my students used to guide their learning through their curiosity and wonderings.
The Sled Dog Inquiry Unit Tools contains items for both teacher and students. **The te
These paired texts are a great way to combine the excitement of the sled dog race across Alaska with practice finding evidence from multiple sources.
In these resource you'll find...
*two nonfiction texts - "Togo" and "The Last Great Race on Earth"
*comprehension questions - both multiple choice an
Alaskan Adventure, Grades 2-5 Readers Theater
"Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story",
By Carol Montgomery
Character-building stories. Sled dog adventures. The true story of Togo is divided into three stand-alone parts with each part available in two readability levels. Togo became a ke
Serum Run History Readers Theater Scripts
"Togo Tales–From Pup to Hero"
By Carol Montgomery
3 easy scripts. Character-building stories. Sled dog adventures. "Togo Tales–From Pup to Hero" includes three true stories: "Togo Runs Away," "Togo Saves the Team," and "Togo Leads the Way." Togo be
The students will select a musher to follow during a sled dog race in Alaska or Canada. On the flag they will write/draw their musher's name, hometown, age, and three facts. The can decorate and color the flag. I then hang the finished flags in my classroom in a row which resembles a finish line.
Use my complete formal lesson plan to help you write your own. I included the skills and strategies that the Wonders Reading Program addresses for the week.
Format of Lesson Plan
- Heading for all of your information.
-Common Core Standards addressed
Sled Dogs Run
By: Jonathan London
A McGraw Hill Wonders Text Study
This book study contains activities focusing on ELA Common Core Performance Standards for second grade.
1. Story anchor charts
2. Story elements graphic organizer
3. Comprehension questions
4. Close reading grap
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Sled Dog Racing Class Activities:
>Musher Journal including lined journal pages with guidelines for a daily entry, pack the sled list activity, wildlife of Alaska booklet, musher and sled dog tra
Want to make the most out of your Reading Series? Looking for something to teach that is meaningful and meets the Standards for Reading? Here it is! Sled Dogs Run is a story found in the Reading Anthology for a reading series. It is packed full of great learning opportunities to practice additio
Engage your students in activities that will teach them about The Yukon Quest sled dog race. Track teams as they run, learn about the geography, write, read, and research about the topic, use timelines, measuring, and so much more! 60+ pages of helpful lesson plans and materials.
The Yukon Quest
These resources can be used in conjunction with your Iditarod, The Last Great Race® lessons for early finishers, centers, small group therapy sessions, occupational therapy, speech therapy, classroom activities or can be left for a substitute. This is a sled dog unit bundle that includes differentia
This fourteen-page literature packet analyzes the story Sled Dogs Run from the Reading Wonders series.
Vocabulary Graphic Organizer
Character, Setting, and Plot Lesson
Writing Activity with Prompt, Guide Questions, and Graphic Organizer
This product was designed to help my students learn a different format of testing besides multiple choice like what Reading Wonders provided us with. I plan to use this format whole group for several weeks until my students are comfortable with it. I plan on scoring it with certain points assigned t
Use this Winter, Alaska, Balto, Sled Dog Race set of editable game boards to engage your students in practicing their sight words, letters, sounds, sentences, number identification and math facts. To play, students roll a die, then read a row or answer math facts in the row that matches the number
The Houghton Mifflin Reading, Grade 4, Balto: Brave Sled Dog Common Core Standards Teacher Read Aloud resource is a teacher resource that supports both the Houghton Mifflin Reading and Houghton Mifflin Medallions English Language Arts adoptions and is aligned to the Common Core Standards.
The Christian Classroom offers supplementary material to the short story Sled Dogs Run as found in Wonders published by McGraw Hill. This packet comes with a simile, metaphor and omomatopoeia cut and paste activity, a word search, questions for comprehension check, and vocabulary task cards. Total
This is a fully packaged thematic unit in the form of a simulation. This includes lesson plans, assessments, student handouts, resources, websites and a companion online version.
The adventure is about to begin! So lace up your boots! Throw on your parka and call up your dogs! It's time to RACE! N
This seven-page grammar packet analyzes nouns. It correlates with Sled Dogs Run, a story found in the second grade Reading Wonders' series. However, it is not necessary to have the story to use this packet.
Circle the nouns in sentences (2 Sheets)
Identify nouns (2 Sheets)
Do your students need practice locating evidence in non-fiction text?
Check out this fun freebie about the special adaptations that dogs need to be sled dogs.
1 non-fiction article about sled dogs
1 set of questions (3 differentiated versions)
2 writing prompts (1 non-fiction opinion, 1 f
Unlike my clipart graphics, this teaching resource may not be used for commercial resale and is intended for classroom use only.
Color by number, color by sight word, color by...you decide! This EDITABLE color by code FREE SAMPLE is perfect for all year and any grade! If you enjoy this free resour
Students always look forward to the many winter lessons I plan around Alaska's "Big Sled Dog Race." My students utilize technology to plan, research, and create podcasts based on all aspects of the race. To make it flow smoothly, I created this podcasting framework. It's a full lesson plan that incl
This guide contains several lessons that align with Common Core standards for grades 1-3. Lessons include Pre-reading questions, Alaska Background Discussion, Pre-reading Geography Lesson, Post-reading Geography Wrap-Up, Dog Sled Art/Dough lesson, My Pet Brainstorming/Writing Lesson, Science Lesson