Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly Lesson Plan

Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly
Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly
Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly
Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly
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**Updated to include the original WORD version of the student response booklet in case you need to make changes.

This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Wild West - Cowboys & the Pony Express. It is the Sixth week in my Wild West Unit.

In this weekly lesson plan, students will be learning about cowboys and cowgirls through a nonfiction text by Gail Gibbons titled Cowboys and Cowgirls Yippee-Yay! They will be using the book to learn about diagrams and main ideas and details in a multi-paragraph text. They will also be learning about the role cowboys played in the Pony Express. At the end of the week, students will participate in a culminating activity where they use the information they have learned about cowboys and the Pony Express to complete a map activity.

The book titles needed for this lesson are -
Cowboys and Cowgirls Yippee Yay! by Gail Gibbons - you will need at least 1 copy of this book. However, it would be helpful if you had additional copies for the students to refer to during an activity.

Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express by Michael Spradlin (only 1 copy needed)

Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express by Eleanor Coerr (only 1 copy needed)

By the end of the week, they are able to:
diagram an illustration with correct labels.
identify the main idea and supporting details on a page in a book.
explain the Pony Express.
compare and contrast two stories about the Pony Express.
use a map to answer questions about cowboys and the Pony Express.

The Zipped File contains:
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+Essential Question
+I can statements
+Technology Links- including video links
+Detailed plans for the week (4 pages long)
+ Cowboy student response booklet for the students to record answers throughout week.
This booklet was created to be copied front and back. It is formatted in the order that it should be printed and folded. If you are not interested in creating a booklet, each page can be copied and cut so students can paste in their journals.
No test included .. culminating activity is a map activity where the students pretend they are riding as a Pony Express rider. They read the directions on the paper to mark a map of the Pony Express route from Missouri to California.

The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

RL.2.9 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

I have also included the pdf file and the word file of the lesson plan in case you would like to make changes.

Wild West Weekly Lessons:

Wild West Unit: Tall Tales Week 1

Wild West Unit: Fairy Tales Week 2

Wild West Unit:Western Fairy Tales Week 3

Wild West Unit: Ghost Town At Sundown Week 4

Wild West Unit: George Catlin Week 5

Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express Week 6

Wild West Unit: 6 Week Lesson Plans Bundled with Response Booklets

Building Bridges With Unlikely Friends: Shel Silverstein Week 6

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Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly
Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly
Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly
Wild West Unit: Cowboys & the Pony Express (Week 6) Weekly