Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)

Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains

Lewis and Clark<BR>(1804-1806)
Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)


Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains
Print Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains Reading Comprehension with Third Grade Work

Print Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains Reading Comprehension with Fourth Grade Work

Print Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.66

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    journey, entire, finding, tribe, stayed, easy, several, lines, order, saved, against, single, buffalo, lived, kill, fresh
     content words:    Rocky Mountains, Pacific Ocean, Native American, Rattlesnake Cliffs, Bitterroot River, Bitterroot Mountains


Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     The Lewis and Clark journey was not an easy trip. They had to fight river currents. They did not travel very far each day. What took them over two years to travel we could do today in three or four days. One of the hardest parts of the trip was crossing the Rocky Mountains.
 
2     Lewis and Clark were worried about crossing the mountains. It would be very hard. But if they didn't do it, the group would not make it to the Pacific Ocean.
 
3     Maps of the west were often not true. Men made up what they thought people would find in the west. Lewis and Clark had no idea what they were up against. Some of the maps from that time showed California as an island. Others showed the Rocky Mountains as something that would be easy to cross.
 
4     Most people thought that the Rocky Mountains would be easy to cross. Maps that Jefferson had looked like a single line of mountains. Once you got to the top, you would go down the other side and the trip would be over. The Rocky Mountains don't work that way. There were several lines of mountains that the group would have to cross.
 
5     On July 19, 1805, the group saw amazing cliffs. They had never seen anything like them before. The cliffs were about 1200 feet high. They went on for about 3 miles. It looked like the river had carved a path just wide enough for it to go through the mountains. Lewis called this the "Gates of the Rocky Mountains."

Paragraphs 6 to 11:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Feedback on Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains
Leave your feedback on Lewis and Clark Cross the Rocky Mountains   (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)

             Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)



More Lessons
             Special Education United States History Materials for Teachers


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities



Copyright © 2017 edHelper