2 1 What is the main idea of “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream”? A. Sled dog racing is a thrilling and dangerous sport.B. Sled dog racing requires teamwork and training.C. Sled dog racing requires specialized equipment.D. Sled dog racing can be a family activity.Comprehension 1: Demonstrate understanding oftheme/message/main idea and supporting details(Reading GLE 2.1.3)
3 2 Read the sentence from paragraph 9 of “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream.” Finally, the lake appears, like a welcome mat, and Dustybegins to smile as he heads for the finish line.In this sentence, the author uses a simile to compare______________________ with ______________________ .1A 1-point response will provide the following correct answer:Example: the lake; a welcome matAnalysis 5: Literary Specific: Demonstrate understanding of authors’ use of literary elements (character, setting, plot, genre, etc.) and literary devices (simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, etc.)(Reading GLEs 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.3)
4 Analysis 7: Make connections (cause and effect) within a text 3 According to “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream,” why does Dusty decide to help the other racers build a fire?A. He uses the fire light to see the trail markers.B. He thinks the fire will help him stay awake.C. He is following the rule of the wilderness.D. He needs to cook the dogs’ frozen meat.Analysis 7: Make connections (cause and effect) within a text(Reading GLE 2.3.1)
5 4. According to “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream,” how would Dusty 4 According to “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream,” how would Dusty most likely react to entering another dog sled race?A. He would be hopeful because he came so close to winning.B. He would be nervous because he had trouble staying on the trail at night.C. He would be excited because he knew how it felt to cross thefinish line in the lead.D. He would be anxious because he ran out of supplies and needed more for the next race.Comprehension 3: Make or confirm inferences or predictions based on the text (Reading GLE 2.1.5)
7 5 Read the chart. Use information from “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush” to provide the problem for the given solution.______________________________________________Serum could betransported by train anddog sled to Nome.ProblemSolution1A 1-point response will provide the following correct answer:Example: Flying life-saving medicine to Alaska in 1925 was risky.Analysis 7: Make connections (cause and effect) within a text(Reading GLE 2.3.1)
8 A. The Jr. Iditarod trail follows the southern route to Nome. 6 According to the map included with “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush,” which statement is true?A. The Jr. Iditarod trail follows the southern route to Nome.B. The Southern Iditarod trail branches off in Anchorage.C. Bristol Bay is the starting point for all three trails.D. The Northern Iditarod trail is used on even years.Analysis 5: Information Specific:Demonstrate understanding of authors’ use of text features (titles,headings, captions, maps, charts, tables, graphs, pull-down menus, etc.)(Reading GLE 2.2.2)
9 Comprehension 4: Understand and apply content 7 According to the selection “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush,” what is the meaning of the word unfold in paragraph 2?A. FailedB. OpenedC. StartedD. DevelopedComprehension 4: Understand and apply contentvocabulary critical to the meaning of the text(Reading GLE 1.3.2)
10 Critical Thinking 11: Extend information beyond text, 8 What advice would both authors give to someone who wants to learn more about driving a sled dog team? Include one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and one different detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set… Mush” in your answer._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Critical Thinking 11: Extend information beyond text,(make generalizations beyond the text to a broader idea or concept, or apply information to other texts and situations, and support the generalization with details from the text)(Reading GLEs 2.4.1, 2.4.5)
11 22-point response provides the following elements:● One text-based detail from “Iditarod Dream.”● One text-based detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush.”Example: There are many chores to do along the way, including heating water for the dogs and putting sock-like booties on their paws.1A 1-point response provides one of the elements listed above.
12 Iditarod Dream:Dusty arrives at Yentna Station for the required halfway point stay / overnight stopRacers have to stay with the dogs / visitors stay in the houseHis training has paid offHe has hours of chores to doSpread straw for beds.He ties the sled off to a small treeHe heats water / frozen meat soaks up the warm liquidChecks the dogs’ feet for web cracks / ointment where neededHe decides not to sleepHe helps other racers build a fire / the rule of the wildernessWater for the dogs / feeds everyone / packs his sled / checks headlamp batteryDogs are Dusty’s only eyes when it is darkGives dogs fish snacksWasn’t pushing too hard / Dusty has treated them just right / he knows they are his trusted partnersTrain dogs well / practice
13 On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush: Male and female mushers / between ages 14 and 17Two-day eventMushers travel 150 miles / wind-whipped trails / hairpin turnsTemperatures during the race can dip to -30 degrees FahrenheitGather (start) on a frozen lakeSock-like booties protect the dogs’ pawsTeams sail along (travel) at miles per hourMushers use verbal commands to steer teams / “Gee” “Haw”Wooden stakes mark the trailHalfway point 75 miles from start / mandatory 10 hour layoverA lot to do / spread out straw / check their feet / massage their shoulders / feed them / melt snow to thaw dogs’ mealsMushers strap on their battery-powered headlampsCheck their equipment / make needed repairs.Few mushers get much sleep / sleep near your dogs / dogs radiate warmthOn the second day, mushers and teams race another 75 miles to the finish line.Winning time thirteen hours and ten minutes
14 I think it would be a lot of work having to 28 What advice would both authors give to someone who wants to learn more about driving a sled dog team? Include one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and one different detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set… Mush” in your answer._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________I think it would be a lot of work having tobuild a fire in the snow. Also trying to makeyou and your dogs water. Next I think the jrididarod would be alot easier but it wouldbe easy to now were you have beenbecause of the plastic things you have onyour wayJ. …having to build a fire in the snow.G. or KK. …make you and your dogs water.This response provides one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and one detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush.”
15 1 One reson is you need to trust your dogs 8 What advice would both authors give to someone who wants to learn more about driving a sled dog team? Include one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and one different detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set… Mush” in your answer._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________1 One reson is you need to trust your dogslike were there going and and you need tocare for you dogs2 That dog sleds aren‛t just used for racebut other things to and. And to never giveupThis response provides one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream.”NN. …to trust your dogs…
16 i would say you would need very good 8 What advice would both authors give to someone who wants to learn more about driving a sled dog team? Include one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and one different detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set… Mush” in your answer._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________i would say you would need very goodbalance and you need to be strong toattatch the dogs to the equipment andhave good and be prepared to spend thenight in the wilderness.This response does not provide details from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream”or “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush.”
17 Two details from Excerpt from Iditarod Dr. 18 What advice would both authors give to someone who wants to learn more about driving a sled dog team? Include one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and one different detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set… Mush” in your answer._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Two details from Excerpt from Iditarod Dr.earn to give abvice who would want tolearn about driving a dog team is to remberto do your chores.D. …rember to do your chores.This response provides one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream.”
18 That you would have to pack a lot of warm 28 What advice would both authors give to someone who wants to learn more about driving a sled dog team? Include one detail from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and one different detail from “On Your Mark, Get Set… Mush” in your answer._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________That you would have to pack a lot of warmthings. Also that you have to take plenty ofdog food to feed your dogs. Take enoughstraw for your dogs. And take a head lightso you can see when it is dark out.This response provides details from “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream” and “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush.”G. or KK. …to feed your dogs…E. or KK. Take enough straw for your dogs.LL. …take a head light so you can see when it is dark out.
19 Analysis 8: Analyze usefulness of resources 9 Which of these resources could be used to confirm the information in both “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush” and “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream”?A. A newspaper article on the Jr. Iditarod Dog Sled trailsB. A website listing current dog sled race standingsC. A book on training dogs for sled racesD. A map of Anchorage, AlaskaAnalysis 8: Analyze usefulness of resources(Reading GLEs 2.3.2, 3.1.1)
20 author’s point of view, tone, and use of persuasive devices) 10 What are the authors’ purposes for writing both “On Your Mark, Get Set…Mush” and “Excerpt from Iditarod Dream”?A. To explain the dangers faced along the trail of an Iditarod raceB. To describe experiences dog sled racers face on an Iditarod trailC. To persuade young adults to sign up for the Jr. Iditarod Dog SledRaceD. To demonstrate the steps necessary to prepare for an Iditarod dogsled raceCritical Thinking 9: Analyze author’s purpose and evaluate effectiveness for different audiences (includes fact/opinion;author’s point of view, tone, and use of persuasive devices)(Reading GLEs 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4)
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