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Day 3: "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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In this lesson, the daily focus question asks students to articulate what westward expansion was and how the introduction of a transcontinental railroad affected westward expansion. Students will need a solid understanding of westward expansion to respond to the culminating writing task on Day 5 of this close reading module. 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