The Great Serum Race BLAZING THE IDITAROD TRAIL By Debbie S. Miller Illustrations by Jon Van ZylePower Point by M.Straughan
Comprehension SkillSEQUENCE Read to find out: What role did the sled dogs play in the sequence of events? This is a NON FICTION story. Nonfiction is a detailed account of read people or situations using verifiable facts.
pedestrians Pedestrians are people who walk to a destination. The pedestrians crossed the street together.What is a synonym for pedestrian?
outskirtsThe outskirts refers to a place away from the center. Emma lives on the outskirts of town. What is a synonym for outskirts?
unbearable Something unbearable cannot be tolerated. The sound of drilling is unbearable. What is a synonym for unbearable?
rendezvous A rendezvous is a designated meeting or meeting place. Our rendezvous was scheduled for eight.What is a synonym for rendezvous?
intercept If you intercept something, you stop its passage to its destination.The mail truck will intercept the train today.What is a synonym for intercept?
quarantineA quarantine is a restriction put on movements to try to contain a disease. When Ian had measles he was in quarantine for sixty days. What is a synonym for quarantine?
epidemic An epidemic is an outbreak of a contagious disease. The school shut down due to a flu epidemic.How might people respond to an epidemic? What is a synonym for epidemic?
plight The plight of someone or something refers to a difficult situation. The plight of whales is sad. What is a synonym for plight?
SPELLING LIST VC/V AND V/CV PATTERNS
brutal The cold weather is brutal.
secure They feel secure in the shelter.
panic Dont panic over the test.
cabinThe cabin is in the woods.
feverShe was sick with a fever.
voterThe voter entered the booth.
vanish Vanishing point
nylonThe brush has nylon bristles.
detectDo I detect the smell of paint?
resistI couldnt resist buying the toy.
laborWe went to the labor board.
focusLets focus on good news.
rival The rival team lost the game.
recitePlease recite the poem.
topic What topic will you write about?
amidThey were calm amid the uproar.
unit A second is a unit of time.
rotate Helicopter blades rotate.
vital The heart is vital organ.
lamentLament means to mourn.
victim The victim went to the police.
walletI bought my dad a wallet.
snapshot Have you seen my snapshot of Barbara Mandrell?
mural Have you ever painted a mural?
civicObeying the law is a civic duty.