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.
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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