California: Towns to Cities 6-Pack

  • Grade: 3-5
  • Lexile: 710L
  • Guided Reading Level: U
  • Item: 28600
  • ISBN: 9781425832803
  • Language: English

The nineteenth century was a time of huge growth and prosperity for California. Although the Gold Rush lasted only seven years, California provided other opportunities for those who emigrated there in search of a better life. California: From Towns to Cities 6-Pack focuses on the history of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Fresno, and the people and events that influenced their transformations from small towns to booming cities. This nonfiction title builds literacy and social studies content knowledge through the use of intriguing primary source documents like maps, letters, images, articles, and photographs. Primary sources allow students to see different points of view, and encourage students to compare and contrast evidence.

Essential text features include a glossary, index, captions, sidebars, and table of contents to increase understanding and academic vocabulary. The Your Turn! activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity, and Read and Respond immerses students in the content through diverse, engaging activities related to the content. Aligned to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and other national and state standards, the books are leveled to support above-, below-, and on-level learners. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.

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