Lesson Plan

Papering the Plains States

Making inferences from texts about the Plains States, your students will learn how to read with a purpose! In this lesson, your students will practice important skills while developing knowledge of various states.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to make inferences about the Plains States from grade appropriate texts referring to specific details of the text.


(5 minutes)
  • Tell your students that they will be learning about the Plains region.
  • Ask students to look at a map of the United States and say what states they believe will be in this region and why.
  • After students have made their guesses, reveal that the Plains States are Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
  • Have students locate all of these states on the map.