George Ferris: What a Wheel by Barbara Lowell

Recommended Grades: 4-6

An informational book about George Ferris and his journey to build a large moving wheel for the World’s Fair in Chicago, the Ferris Wheel. 

Lesson Idea:


Mentor Text: Comparing Media:  Read aloud George Ferris, What a Wheel! (Penguin Core Concepts) and discuss the information learned about George and the Ferris wheel.  Take notes on a class chart.  View the video George Ferris: Ferris Wheel at How Stuff Works and provide a note-taking sheet for students as they view it.  Ask students to compare the information they learned from the book with the information they learned from the video.

 

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