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Day 4: "Riding the Rails West!"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/3/2
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This daily focus lesson will prompt students to look closely at the text and find key details that prove that people in the 1800's appreciated the introduction of transportation by train; first, primarily on the east coast of the United States, and then in the late 1860's across, the whole country. This final focus question will support students in responding to the culminating writing task on Day 5 of this close reading lesson plan. 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