Call Me Ahnighito

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by Pam Conrad, illustrated by Richard Egielski

Books about Robert Peary
B PEA The snow baby : The Arctic childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary’s daring daughter / Katherine Kirkpatrick
B PER First to the top of the world : Admiral Peary at the North Pole / by Tom Lisker ; illustrated by Gloria Priam.

Books about meteorites
523.5 BRA Shooting stars / by Franklyn M. Branley ; illustrated by Holly Keller.
523.6 ASI Comets and meteors / by Isaac Asimov.
523.6 RAU Comets, asteroids, and meteoroids / by Dana Meachen Rau.

Lesson Plans
1. Discuss the terms – point of view and personification. Point out that this book is told from the point of view of the meteor, as if it had feelings (like a person) and is telling its story.
2. Make a mini-book include information and pictures about meteorites,comets and asteroids, after reading the book.

Ahnighito – American Museum of Natural History

Rock Solid


Exclamation Mark – Personification

This week, I’m reading Exclamation Mark by Amy Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.


We talked briefly about personification, where human qualities are given to animals or objects.

Each week I have different bookmarks.  This week the bookmark was from Tom Lichtenheld’s website, printed on yellow paper, of course.

Extension Activities:

  1. Watch the video  – Personification
  2. Identify and Use Exclamation Marks