Life on the Ice

Life on the Ice

by Susan E. Goodman

Genre - informational text

Paired Text - The Raven

Genre - myth

Essential Question:

What are the coldest places on Earth like?

Reading Goals

Target Skills - main ideas/details, literal and nonliteral meanings

Target Strategy - infer/predict

Fluency - accuracy


compound words

Skill Links

Listen to the story

Video about Life on the Ice

Main Idea Quiz

Compound Words Break It Up

Make a Compound Word

Compound Word Video

Hamburger Main Idea

Compound Words

Main Idea Practice

Projectables for Story

Language Goals

Spelling - compound words

birthday anyone

sometimes everything

homework afternoon

airplane grandmother

something without

himself faraway

someone sunburned

daylight cannot

scorekeeper everybody


Strategy - dictionary/glossary

shelter - something that protects or covers

colony - a group of living things of the same kind living or growing together

constant - without a break or pause

wilderness - an area in a wild, natural state in which there are no people

overheated - too hot

climate - the usual weather that occurs in a place

region - a usually large area of the earth's surface

unexpected - taking place without warning

gliding - to move smoothly, quietly, and with ease

layer - a single thickness, coating, or sheet of material covering a surface

Skill Links

Guide Word Game

Various Dictionary Activities

Spelling City for Story

Dictionary Game

Using Dictionary Entries


What is an Adverb?

Skill Links

Precision Adverbs

Spot the Adverb Game

Identify the Adverb

What Question Does the Adverb Answer

British Adverbs Game

Adverb Movie

Adverb Game

Degrees of Adverbs

Assorted Adverb Resources

Pick-it Adverbs

The Adverb Trail

Coach Adverb Song

Schoolhouse Rock Adverbs


Focus Trait - organization

Writing Type - opinion (persuasive essay)