Books Teachers Love: December

It’s the 10th of the month which means that we myself and some other fantastic bloggers are sharing our favorite books for the following month as well as GIVING FOUR BOOKS AWAY FOR FREE!
This happens EVERY month, y’all!
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I am going to be complete honest and share that I had NO IDEA that the Iditarod race was before I found this book. Akiak by Robert Blake is a wonderful book about perseverance.
An old but strong dog, Akiak enters her last Iditarod race with the hopes of winning. Akiak hurts herself along the way and she doesn’t take getting dropped from the race lightly. She catches up to her team with high hopes that they will win.
This is a great book to share with our kids that we must push ourselves to persevere, even when the odds are not in our favor.
I am going to review {story elements} and {summary}.
We are going to discuss Akiak’s {character traits}, as well as learn important Mushing Vocabulary!
Since Akiak tried his hardest and did not give up, my kids will be writing about a time they tried their hardest. They are going to use a planning sheet that I have included in this pack.
I am going to give them a reading comprehension quiz using these task cards below!

 

I am SO STINKIN EXCITED about the second activity!
I love doing {web quests} in my classroom. It is such a fabulous way to research.
My kids are going to learn about the Iditarod and record their information.
The kids can use the booklet provides OR create Vidras.
If you want to read how I use web quests in my classroom and see student examples of videos
{CLICK HERE}
When it is time for the Iditarod race, I am going to assign each kids a musher. They are going to keep track and log their musher’s progress. They will learn all about their musher AND write them a letter!
I have a friendly letter format and rubric included in this bundle.

 

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Amber

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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mrs. Decatur's Little Gators
    November 12, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Okay…this one is my favorite! I am obsessed with your product for the book…already in my cart! I wish we had ipads for the quests but we can make it happen on the PC. I love doing this with my GT kiddos but I'm usually just pulling from here and there this is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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    Melissa Dailey
    November 12, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Um, how did I not know about this book? I search Scholastic every month for husky books! I swear! And it's been on my to-do list to make some husky resources, but now I don't have to reinvent the wheel! You are the best!! I can't wait to try this with my class! Let me go put that in my cart!!
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

  3. Reply
    Melissa Dailey
    November 12, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Um, how did I not know about this book? I search Scholastic every month for husky books! I swear! And it's been on my to-do list to make some husky resources, but now I don't have to reinvent the wheel! You are the best!! I can't wait to try this with my class! Let me go put that in my cart!!
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

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    Easy Teaching Tools
    November 13, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Thank you for sharing such great activities that go with this book! I'm sure the boys love it!

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