Clara Morgan and the Oregon Trail Journey

From the Series History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Eleven-year-old Clara Morgan traveled the Oregon Trail with her family. While her mother cared for the baby, Clara struggled with the cooking. Finally, she made her first batch of perfect biscuits. But she gave them up to a hungry American Indian who stopped by. Little did she know they would meet again. Would her family’s act of kindness help them farther down the trail?

In the back of this book, you’ll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader’s theater performance of this adventure. At our companion website—www.lerneresource.com—you can download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader’s theater performance a success.

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978-0-76135-878-7
$27.99 $20.99
978-0-76137-256-1
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JUV016140
Dewey 978'.02
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 680
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142854
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Illustrator: Craig Orback

Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator living in the Northwest and received his B.F.A. in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1998. He has illustrated Nature's Paintbox, The Can Man, Keeping The Promise: A Torah's Journey, and other award-winning children's books. He teaches children's book illustration and oil painting at several local colleges. In his free time he enjoys painting landscapes and sharing his books with kids during school and library visits.

Author: Marty Rhodes Figley

Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject—remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett.

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History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader’s theater scripts for students to practice fluency. In the back of each book, you’ll… View available downloads →