Introduction: Lesson 20

  • Lesson 20 consists of a text about scientists living in arctic areas and a creation myth about the sun and moon.
  • After reading the entire selection go back and close read pages 149-151 and then 152-153

Student Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to understand the main idea of the text and give the supporting details .
  • Students will write to persuade.

Title 1: Life on the Ice

Title 2: The Raven


1. On pages 149-151, what reasons are given for scientists to travel to such cold places?
2. On pages 152-153, what information does the text give about how scientists keep their bodies healthy in the arctic?


1. What was the author's purpose for writing this myth?
2. How does the reader's theater format enhance the story?
3. Explain how the artwork enhances the message of the text.

Summative Questions:

Life on the Ice
1. Compare and contrast the North Pole and the South Pole.
2. What do pilots do differently when flying in the arctic?

The Raven
1. Why did the people ask the Raven for help? How did the Raven's actions support the ideas that he was a good choice?
2. What scientific phenomenon did the myth attempt to explain?

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