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.

Websites
Ahnighito – American Museum of Natural History
https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/earth-and-planetary-sciences-halls/arthur-ross-hall-of-meteorites/meteorites/ahnighito

Rock Solid
http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/2013/02/rock-solid/

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Exclamation Mark – Personification

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

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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       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-3sB-U-Jk
  2. Identify and Use Exclamation Marks  http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/g/exclamationmarksp.cfm