Great Serum Race & Sled Dogs, Grades 6–8

Are you looking for Readers Theater scripts on the Big sled dog race in Alaska held every March?  You'll find a growing collection here including:   the Junior Race, the history of The Great Serum Race,  historical sled dog stories, and more.  Your students will love learning about the race and you may like to try the IditaRead!  :)

Click on a Readers Theater script title below to read an excerpt from the script and to access the printable PDF (complete with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans). 

R = Readability grade level (based on Flesch-Kincaide Readability Formula)

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Below are summaries of scripts in order of publication, most recent first.

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Recent articles

  The Great Race of Mercy 1925 (Part 1, Middle School) R=6.5
  The Great Race of Mercy 1925 (Part 2, Middle School) R=6.0
  The Great Race of Mercy 1925 (Part 3, Middle School) (R = 5.6)
  Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story (Part 1, Advanced) (R=5.9)
  Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story (Part 2, Advanced) (R=5.7)
  Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story (Part 3, Advanced) (R=5.5)
  Dusty and the Junior Iditarod (Advanced) R = 5.2
  Dusty and the Junior Iditarod (R = 4.3)