Traveling to the Distant West

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If you build it they can come. After reading a short article about the impact of western expansion, middle schoolers cite evidence from the article to explain how this expansion forced changes in transportation.

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Instructional Ideas
  • The exercise can be used to model how to include use evidence from a passage to support an analysis, as a guided practice activity, or as an assessment of this essential reading comprehension skill
Classroom Considerations
  • The eighth in a series of 12 reading comprehension exercises
  • The exercise encourages drawing evidence from the text to support an analysis
  • No answer key is included