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Lost on a Mountain in Maine

By Donn Fendler, By Joseph Egan

Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages.

Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible for him to be found. One sleepless night goes by, followed by a second . . . and before Donn knows it, almost two weeks have passed, leaving him starving, scared, and delirious.

With rainstorms, black bears, and his fear of being lost forever, Donn's journey is a physically, mentally, and emotionally charged story told from the point of view of the boy who lived it.

 

  • Grade level: 4
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • Guided Reading Level: S

COMMON CORE OBJECTIVES AND QUESTIONS

Explain events in a historical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided. Interpret information presented visually and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

What is a firsthand and secondhand account in nonfiction texts? What are the benefits to presenting these accounts when giving information about a specific event? RI.4.6

Compare and contrast firsthand and secondhand accounts of Lost on a Mountain in Maine. Describe the differences in focus on the information provided by the author. RI.4.6, RI.4.8

What text features contribute to the understanding of the event? Why are they helpful? RI.4.7
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780688115739
  • ISBN 10: 068811573X
  • ISBN 13: 9780688115739
  • Pages: 112
  • Trim Size: 5.25 x 7.63 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Adventure & Adventurers
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Readers / Chapter Books
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / General

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.2,2a,2b,2d,2e,4,7,8,9,9b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1,1a,1c,1c,4,5,6
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