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The Race for the North Pole

Genre: Biography

Author’s Purpose: Express

Skill: Graphic Sources

By:Laurie Rozakis

Compiled by Terry Sams, Piedmont

summary
Summary

From the time he was a small boy, Matthew Henson wanted adventure.  In 1879, when he was only 13 years old, he walked 40 miles to Baltimore's harbor and got a job on a ship.  When he was 20 years old he went on his first expedition with explorer Robert Peary.  Soon after, he and Robert Peary were bound for the biggest adventure of all - the search for the North Pole.

genre historical fiction
Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Historical Fictionis fiction that takes place in the past.
  • The author makes up the characters and events, but the characters and events seem real.
  • The setting is important, and the problems and events are based on things that really did or could have happened during the time period.
comprehension skill review graphic sources
Comprehension Skill Review –Graphic Sources
  • Authors sometimes include graphic sources to explain the information included in their writing.
  • Examples of graphic sources can be maps, photographs, and captions for the photographs.
  • What are some of the graphic sources in the story of Alice?
fun stuff
Fun Stuff
  • ABC Orderhttp://www.myschoolonline.com/page/0,1871,50811-179149-53-50729,00.html
  • Reading Test
words to know
Words to Know

adventure

glaciers

navigate

region

walruses

more words to know
More Words to Know

assistant

expedition

floe

latitude

sledge

spelling words possessives
Spelling WordsPossessives
  • Dad’s
  • friend’s
  • girl’s
  • girls’
  • teacher’s
  • teachers’
  • baby’s
  • babies’
  • family’s
  • families’
spelling words possessives10
Spelling WordsPossessives
  • grandma’s
  • grandpa’s
  • brother’s
  • brothers’
  • boy’s
  • boys’
  • aunt’s
  • aunts’
  • lady’s
  • ladies’
region

region

a place or an area

Plains region

Desert region

walruses

walruses

large sea animals of arctic areas

assistant

assistant

a helper

navigate

navigate

to sail or steer a ship or aircraft

adventure

adventure

an unusual or exciting experience

sledge

sledge

a sled

latitude

latitude

the distance north or south of the equator

expedition

expedition

a journey for a special purpose

floes

floes

field or sheet of flowing ice

glaciers

glaciers

large masses of ice

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Let’s review our words. Watch carefully because they will flash on the screen for just a moment. We will clap as we spell the word.