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Estimated Time Needed

4 days, 60 minutes per day

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Akiak
Overview
  • Introduction
    • Akiak by Robert J. Blake is the story of a sled dog who, despite being injured and disqualified from the Iditarod, perseveres to follow her owner and team of dogs to the finish line. This 4th grade unit centers on the big idea that courage is sometimes necessary to win and that “winning” can mean different things, depending on the situation.

  • Common Core State Standards

       

      Common Core State Standards for Reading: Literature Common Core State Standards for Reading: Foundational Skills Common Core State Standards for Writing Common Core State Standards for Speaking & Listening Common Core State Standards for Language
    • RL.4.1
    • RL.4.2
    • RL.4.3
    • RL.4.4
    • RF.4.3
    • RF.4.4
      • W.4.2
      • W.4.4
      • W.4.9
    • SL.4.1
    • SL.4.2
    • L.4.4
    • L.4.5
    • L.4.6
  • Lesson Structure
    • The unit is structured in the following way:

      • Before the lesson . . .

      • During the lesson . . .

      • Culminating Assignment and Additional tasks . . .

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