|Lexile Measure: 550L
Grade Level: 3
Gender of Character: Male
In the story, Little Willy enters a dogsled race. He hopes to win the prize money in order to save the farm for himself and his grandfather. Think of a time you were in a competition and how you felt. Remember what it was like to compete. Write about the experience of being in a competition.
An unpleasant situation can sometimes lead to an important discovery. In the middle of the book Willy discovers the reason for Grandfather's illness when he and Searchlight are threatened. Write a paragraph explaining how Willy discovers the cause of Grandfather's illness.