Long Way Westward, The - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 1-3

Setting: Midwestern USA

Genre: Early Chapter Book, Historical

Page Count: 39 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 6 weeks

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America is full of surprises. The streets are not paved with gold!
In this sequel to The Long Way to a New Land, Carl Erik and his family travel west on train after train to La Crosse, Wisconsin. From there, they travel by steamboat to Anoka, Minnesota, where their uncle lives and Papa has work. All the travel, the dangers, the crowds, and the cold are forgotten the moment they arrive. They're finally home!

Don't miss the prequel - Long Way to a New Land

Progeny Press' Long Way Westward English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:

Before-You-Read Activities: Go on a pre-reading adventure by mapping the USA train route west, delving into travel mapping, and creating a bulletin board or poster exploring ancestry and immigration. Dive into a patriotic American flag project and conduct research on the fascinating subject of westward expansion. 
Vocabulary: Join us on a language adventure where we'll learn new words and explore the ins and outs of language, increasing your vocabulary and understanding.
Literary Techniques: Let's dive into the world of storytelling by uncovering the tricks and techniques authors use. We'll explore word pictures, decode idioms, practice alphabetizing, and unravel the mysteries of compound words, punctuation, roots, and suffixes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore the morals of the story and learn important values like unity, appreciating differences, equality, loving your neighbor, and being hospitable to strangers. These values are like the building blocks that make the characters and their journey interesting and meaningful.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Get hands-on with activities that bring the story to life! Solve wordsearch puzzles, explore geography, decode mystery words, and learn about cities and states. Each activity is like a cool adventure that connects you even more with the story's themes.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  Keep the excitement going with a list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that go hand in hand with A Long Way Westward! There's a whole world of stories waiting for you beyond the pages of this book!

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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Book Awards:
HarperCollins I Can Read level 3

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