Ghost Towns of the American West
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Ghost Towns of the American West

Reading Goal: Cause and EffectTeam Cooperation Goal: Completing TasksGenre: Expository


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On what page does Chapter 7 begin?

What is the title of Ch. 16? How many parts are contained in this table of contents?


Review Vocabulary independently – 5 minutes

Can you pronounce itCan you give the definitionCan you use it in a sentence


Vocabulary Vault


Listening Comprehension

Trail of TearsWhat is the Cause and Effect?

By Joseph



Building Background

Why did people go west to start new lives?


Ghost Towns of the American West


Partner Read- 15 minutes

Survey the pages Pictures, subtitles, headingsMake predictionsPut 2 sticky notes on words that are new or unfamiliar to youRead and restate pages 616-617

Clarify as you readDo RT


Team Discussion-15minutes

Discuss answers to team talk questionsWrite answers to questions 1 and 3


Class Discussion

Describe the typical western town.You can conclude from the text that railroads wereWhy did Garland City, Colorado, move thirty miles west?How many more men were there than women in the western towns


Writing Adventures- 15 min

Look at the picture of Cabezon, new Mexico, on page 619. Imagine you area newspaper reporter writing a story on the ghost town


Vocabulary Practice-10 min

Divide your words with partner. Choose a word from your list to use in a meaningful sentence.


Fluency – 5 min

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