Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-2 Kansas Land
The focus of this fourth grade lesson is the physical geography of Kansas. Students will read three Read Kansas! cards, one on eastern Kansas, one on western Kansas, and one on understanding elevation. The students will study text features to locate content information. The lesson is designed to take two class periods, but can be adjusted to meet individual classroom needs.
To view a PDF of the front and back, click on the card.
4th Grade Geography Standards:
- Benchmark 2, Indicator 1: The student identifies and compares the physical characteristics of eastern to western Kansas and regions of the United States (e.g., rainfall, location, land and water features, climate, vegetation, resources).
4th Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 2: The student understands the purpose of text features (e.g., title, graphs/charts and maps, table of contents, pictures/illustrations, boldface type, italics, glossary, index, headings, subheadings, topic and summary sentences, captions) and uses such features to locate information in and to gain meaning from appropriate-level texts.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI. 4.5: The student describes the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.