The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Engineering that Made America
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Momentum
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978-1-5038-1836-1
$38.95
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Category STEM
Copyright 2017
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-01-01
BISACS JNF061000, JNF025170, JNF051120
Dewey 385.0973
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 700
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187487
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Phonetics, Primary-source text, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
Online Resources

  • Fast Facts and Timeline
  • Uniting a Nation
  • Theodore Judah’s Vision
  • Plans Develop, Problems Begin
  • Challenges
  • Success!
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Author: Peggy Caravantes

After a career in education, Peggy Caravantes fulfilled a lifetime dream to write. She is the author of numerous children's history books and middle grade/young adult biographies. Caravantes holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and a master of educational administration degree. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Engineering that Made America from Booklist on March 1, 2017

Kids handed the Engineering That Made America series will be immediately drawn to its subject matter. In part, that’s because each title begins not with a feat of engineering but with a person. Golden Gate Bridge begins with one man, Michael O’ Shaughnessy, turning his… View →