In the early 1800s, it used to take a ship several months to sail from New York to California. Students read the passage, and use the words on the provided word list, to fill in the blanks in this article to find out how a canal was built to solve that problem.
The Flesch-Kincaid reading level for this nonfiction passage is RL 5.6. The Think About It question included with this passage targets the following reading comprehension skill: identify problem & solution.
Perfect for independent practice, small groups, or homework, as well as assessment and test prep!