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Day 1: "Riding the Rails West!"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/1
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This lesson asks students to compare and contrast horse and wagon transportation with transportation by train. At the end of this lesson, students should understand and be able to articulate that riding on a train is a faster and more comfortable way to travel than by horse and wagon. This understanding will help students when it is time for them to answer the Day five culminating writing task which asks them to describe how the introduction of transportation by trains changed America. This series of close reading lesson plans was created by a member of the 2015 Delaware Dream Team. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text. Pencil