The Transcontinental Railroad

El ferrocarril transcontinental

The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad

Informational (nonfiction), 2,012 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Lexile 1000L
Multilevel Book also available in levels X and Z2

How could anyone build something as big and expensive as a railroad across the immense, rugged American West? The Transcontinental Railroad addresses the laborious and often dangerous process of connecting the United States from east to west. Historic photographs support detailed and engaging text. Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills of identifying main ideas and details and summarizing to understand the text. The books and lesson are available for levels X and Z2.