Over the last two weeks we have been working on reading strategies as we read the story Akiak. This story tells about a sled dog's amazing adventure during the Iditarod. When we started this story, we realized that we knew very little about the race and had lots of questions. Many of these questions didn't get answered in our story so we worked together in groups to find these answers and present them to the rest of the class.
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Click on this video to learn about the equipment mushers might use:
Watch this video to learn some basic information about the race:
Mushers are the brave, strong men and women who ride with the dogs. You can learn more about the mushers by watching this video:
And finally, we had LOTS of questions about the amazing dogs who run this race, and two groups share what they learned about the dogs:
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