Midwest and Great Lakes Regions

Nancy Allen (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179102

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Description

The Midwest and Great Lakes regions offer an array of opportunities for both locals and visitors. The landscape is painted with farmland, steep hills and rolling plains, dense forests with sparkling waterfalls, and lots of lakes! The Great Lakes serve as a major transportation route but also an important recreational hotspot. Many visitors fish, water ski, sail, snowmobile, and even dive among the shipwrecks! Cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit, which are filled with music, great food, and loyal sports fans, are fun to explore. So grab your camera and discover this diverse U.S. region. This book will allow students to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

Reading Level
Lexile
675L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
4.4
DRA
38
Categories
Genre
Geography People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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