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In this narrative, Gary Paulsen describes the relationship, which develops between himself and a dog named “Storm,” the lead dog for his sled team. Storm displays unusual leadership characteristics which are detailed in this reading selection. Storm teaches Gary several lessons about life during the course of their relationship. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trophies, 2005)

This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.

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