This nonfiction narrative is about the Grand Canyon, its many landforms, and the animals that live there. It explores how the Colorado River and continual erosion created this natural wonder over millions of years. The author takes the readers along the trail to the bottom of the river, enticing readers with vivid descriptions of what might be seen. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
This lesson was created as part of the Basal Alignment Project, during which teachers created CCSS-aligned lessons for existing literary and information texts in basal readers. All page numbers and unit/week designations found in this lesson relate to the edition of the basal reader named above. If you are using a trade book or different edition of this title, the page/unit/week references in this lesson will not match. Consult the content referenced in the body of the lesson to determine appropriate page numbers for your text.