This is a 15 page workbook to accompany the story "Akiak - A Tale from the Iditarod" by Robert J. Blake. Skills covered include: author's purpose, punctuation and quotation marks, multiple meaning words/using a thesaurus, character analysis, significance of main events, combining sentences, compound sentences, fact/opinion, structural pattern, compare/conrast, synonyms/antonyms, making connections, reference materials, possessives, spelling/language conventions, writing skills, figurative language, vocabulary, identifying narrator, genre, contractions, suffixes, alternate endings, making predictions, making inferences/drawing conclusions, summarizing, prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, verbs and adverbs, Latin roots, and cause and effect. This workbook is an invaluable tool in covering state standards and helping 4th grade students with comprehension and numerous language arts skills. The page numbers referenced in this workbook correspond to the story in the Houghton MifflinÃ‚Â® Anthology "Traditions" from their California Reading program. If you are using another version of "Akiak", this will still be useful to you, but you may have to modify a few things. If you like this product, stay tuned for more workbooks for all of the 4th grade stories! Also check out my activity sheets for the stories in the Reader's Library books. Tell your 2nd and 3rd grade teacher friends that I also have workbooks listed for all 2nd and 3rd grade stories in the "Adventures","Delights","Rewards", and "Horizons" anthology books!