The Pony Express
A need for speedy mail delivery from the East to the West led to one of the most famous mail services in history. The Pony Expresscovers the riders, dangers, and successes that led to the service's fame. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, maps, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF025200, JNF033000, JNF052040|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.1|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||183743|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Table of contents, Glossary of key words, Detailed maps, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network
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Wild West – School Library Connection
This series seeks to inform and entertain students about the period of westward expansion in the 1800s. This series is purposely designed to support the Common Core State Standards and includes a lot of features teachers will love when using these books in the classroom as a supplemental resource. These books include primary source accounts of the historical events; multiple suggestions for reading, writing, and critical thinking activities; and lots of important text features like maps, charts, diagrams, and graphs…the series [i]s a mix of high-interest topics and those crucial for understanding the period. These titles are good books to be used to support the social studies curriculum focusing on westward expansion. Recommended.
Wild West – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The American West has a history that has grown to mythic proportions. This series brings the time period into perspective without losing any of its vitality or wonder. The syntax is spot-on for the audience and the content is abundant in facts, figures, and compelling details…Occasional sections “Straight to the Source,” “Perspectives,” and “Stop and Think” place primary source excerpts in context, describe an alternative viewpoint, and provide writing and critical thinking prompts. The inclusion of…[T]he Trail of Tears and [T]he Transcontinental Railroad widen the scope of what is typically considered to be Wild West fare, but effectively demonstrate that there was more to the Wild West than herding cattle and shoot-outs. High-interest, curriculum-related content attractively presented. A sound purchase.