The Iron Road

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The Iron Road tells the story of how it was in the 1800s, travelling across Canada was difficult and dangerous. To make it easier, a railway was built across Canada. This book describes the construction of the railway and the difficulties of getting it through
Features of the Book – Detailed diagrams, – Historical information and photographs, – Geographic information, – Different perspectives of historical events, – Labelled diagram with zoom effects, – Maths in authentic contexts, – Maps, – Specialised vocabulary – nitroglycerine, trestle, rail, spike, sleeper, immigrants, Purpose The Iron Road can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – identifying problems and solutions in a text, – interpreting text and using it as a source of information, – recognising synonyms and exploring how they are used, – writing a narrative account, – identifying the ways in which transport has changed people’s lives.

Themes covered in this book are: Change over time, Transportation, History, Science and Technology

Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)

AuthorAnna-Maria Crum

SeriesSkyrider Investigations

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level24


Theme/TopicChange over Time | Historyt | Transportation

Strategy/SkillsInformation skills | Sequencing | Using texts as models for own writing | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count32