Title: 5-4 Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod by: Robert J. Blake
Summary: The Iditarod is a grueling dog sled race run in Alaska each year. This is a fictional story about a lead dog, Akiak, who shows bravery in order to help her driver Mick throughout the race.
Spelling Words: Words with /oi/ sound spelled oi and oy.
Words: join, spoil, annoy, choice, boys, voyage, coin, enjoy, boil, toy.
Challenge Words: royal, appoint, moist.
Rumble (n): a heavy deep, rolling sound. Rugged (adj): rough and uneven. Snowdrift (n): snow piled up by the wind. Burrowed (v): dug. Squinted (v): look with partially closed eyes. Shift (v): to change positions. Snapped (v): to move quickly and sharply.
Grammar Concept: I can find and use adverbs in sentences. Adverbs describe verbs and clarify the questions: how, when, and where. The little girl walked slowly up the stairs. How did she walk? slowly.