Read Kansas! Intermediate - I-5 Connecting Kansas: Past and Present
The focus of this fourth grade lesson is different forms of transportation and communication that connect Kansas to the rest of the country. The five Read Kansas! cards in this lesson are written in different text structures. Students will identify the correct text structure using the signal words worksheet. They also will complete a graphic organizer for each type of text structure. An extended activity will have students create a transportation timeline. The lesson is designed to take five class periods but can be adjusted to meet individual classroom needs.
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4th Grade Kansas History Standards:
- Benchmark 1, Indicator 4: The student describes how communication and transportation systems connect Kansas to other regions, past and present (e.g., trails, Pony Express, telegraph, steamboats, railroad lines, highway systems, air transportation, Internet)
4th Grade Reading Standards:
- Benchmark 4, Indicator 6: The student identifies text structure (e.g., sequence, problem-solution, compare-contrast, description, cause-effect).
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (Common Core ELA):
- RI.4.5: The student describes the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.