Informational (nonfiction), 580 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 860L
Multilevel Book also available in levels H and K
Imagine living in Alaska in 1925. A terrible disease is spreading throughout the community during a blizzard, and the medicine is one thousand miles away. What would you do? Sled Dogs to the Rescue tells the true story of the sled dog teams and their mushers who raced through the wind and snow to deliver medicine to the sick, saving the day. Colorful illustrations and simple sentences will help students learn about this important event in history. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions as well as to summarize to better understand the information. The book and lesson are also available for levels H and K.
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Leveled Book Lesson
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Summarize to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions using clues found in the text
Identify VCe pattern
Grammar and Mechanics
Create past-tense verbs
Identify and use suffix -ed
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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