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Locked In Ice Complete Book Study Guide

Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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80 pages
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This is book study for Locked in Ice by Peter Lourie is 60 pages of student inspiration and education, plus a discussion guide for teachers. A guide that'll get students excited to read nonfiction and show them that there is no "impossible," just things that take a little time.

This book study goes chapter by chapter through Locked In Ice, the incredible true story of Fridtjof Nansen's crazy quest to reach the North Pole. The book is a sweeping true story that covers topics ranging from oceanography and neurology to the battle of two explorers fighting to survive in the Arctic. Along the way, it exposes the reader to leadership, climate science, the spirit of adventure, and much much more.

This guide is a companion to the book and allows students to delve even deeper while checking off several common core standards. Every section includes vocabulary exercises, reading comprehension questions, deeper thinking reflection prompts, and more. See thumbnails for detail.

Your students will love not only digging deeper into Nansen's incredible quest but also working to plan their own journey and imagining how they can leave their own mark on the world!

This book study includes the following:

  • Overview of the book, the book's major quest and the author.
  • Dozens of archival photographs from the late 1800s depicting Norway, the Arctic, Nansen and his crew, and more.
  • Maps that explain pertinent geography.
  • Vocabulary look-up pages (14 total)
  • Vocabulary study + "Digging Deeper" reading comprehension pages (14 total)
  • Chapter Summary pages (14 total)
  • Culminating group exercise
  • What-If imagination prompts (14 total)
  • Outline for Common Core standards met for grades 5-8
Total Pages
80 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


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