Robert Blake is the author of Akiak. I wanted my students to learn about the author so I created an activity packet with questions that they can answer after reading the author section in their book. I also created a reading comprehension segment to review cause/effect relationships, In addition, I made a handout that is in the style of a newspaper to present chronological order of the story. For vocabulary I added a base word/prefix component and also created an activity to break into syllables all 16 key vocabulary words from the story. You can use any of these activities as an assessment tool. I included an answer key.