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Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion

Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion
Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion
Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion
Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion
Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion
Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion
Iditarod Extension Activities & Akiak Book Companion
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Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod Book Companion and Extension Activities


This product is bursting with tons of resources to go along with Akiak by Robert Blake.

In this product you will find:

{1} Flaps and graphic organizer for story elements: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
Beginning, middle, and end. Somebody wanted but so then

{2} Sequencing template to discuss the story’s most important events

{3} Character traits using STEAL graphic organizers

{4} Vocabulary cards to teach common Iditarod vocabulary. Students can either create a brochure of the words in which they write the definition, draw a picture, and use it in a sentence, or teacher’s choice using a second handout option.

{5} Reading Comprehension Task Cards (10 questions) with recording sheet

{6} Writing pages and planning document for topic: A Time I tried my Hardest. Discuss how Akiak did not give up on his dream and persevered.

{7} Iditarod Web Quest. Students scan the QR code to lead them to a Symboloo for safe searching. Students click the tiles and watch videos and read articles to help them fill out information and learn about The Great Alaskan Race. Handout for students to jot their note and rubric for grading is included.

{8} Extend the activity even further with a Musher Tracker. Assign students a musher that will be competing (link to list of mushing in file). Students will research their musher and create an informational flyer for them. Students will scan the QR code on their tracker sheet to record their place and checkpoints.

{9} Write to a Musher. Receive information to be able to write to the famous mushers. Friendly letter planning pages, friendly letter final copy sheets, AND friendly letter rubric

What is a Webquest?
It is a new way for students to gain information about a specific topic using various web sources.

But, I don't want my kids seating on unsafe sites
Hey! I don't either!
That is why I created QR codes for kids to scan which will take them to a SAFE website or VIDEO that has been filtered through safeshare!

Kids can either work independently or collaborate with a partner or group of students.

This product gives you access to a symbaloo that I have created. ALL of the videos and websites that are on the biome mats are ALSO compiled and organized (color coded) into a symbaloo!

A symbaloo is basically one webpage that has grids and little icons. The kids simply click the icons to take them to the information.

See my other Web quests HERE!

Web-Questing through the Solar System.

Web-Questing THE BUNDLE.

Web-Questing through the Biomes.

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