edHelper.com
Geography
Geography of the West Region, Part 1



Geography of the West Region, Part 1
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.96

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    flat-topped, portland, sacramento, subregion, subregions, geometric, northwestern, inland, canyons, unique, elevation, lowest, driest, meters, volcanic, northwest
     content words:    West Region, United States, United States Census Bureau, Pacific West, Mountain West, Pacific Ocean, North America, New Mexico, Four Corners, Rocky Mountains


Print Geography of the West Region, Part 1
     Print Geography of the West Region, Part 1  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Geography of the West Region, Part 1
     Leave your feedback on Geography of the West Region, Part 1  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Geography of the West Region, Part 1
By Trista L. Pollard
  

1     Ranges, deserts, and canyons are a few landforms you will find in the West Region. This last region in the United States has a variety of physical features. It is also our largest region. There are thirteen states in the West Region.
 
2     The United States Census Bureau divides the West into two subregions. They are the Pacific West and the Mountain West. The Pacific West includes California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. This subregion is very unique. Why? Well, Alaska and Hawaii do not touch any of the other 48 states. They don't even touch each other! Alaska's eastern border is the country Canada. Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is a group of many islands. So, you could say Hawaii is not located on the continent of North America. The Pacific Ocean is the western border of California, Washington, and Oregon.
 
3     The Mountain West has eight states. They are Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. This subregion has the largest area of land. These eight states are also one-fourth of our country's land area. The fourth largest state, Montana, is in this region.

Paragraphs 4 to 9:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Geography
             Geography


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper