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The Great Chicago Fire (Essential Events)

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Published by Abdo Publishing Company .
Written in English


  • History - United States/19th Century,
  • History - United States/State & Local,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 12-Up - History - General,
  • 19th century,
  • Chicago,
  • Fires,
  • Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871,
  • History,
  • Illinois,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12500773M
ISBN 101599288516
ISBN 109781599288512

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I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, [Lauren Tarshis] Novel Study contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCSS) for grades 3 - 5. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary practice, comprehension quizzes, constructed response writing prompts, skill practice, and language arts les 4/5(6). About What Was the Great Chicago Fire? Did the Great Chicago Fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On Sunday, October 8, , a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. Two young eyewitnesses link watershed events in Chicago’s history: its massive fire in and the Columbian Exposition in Separated from their parents, Franny and John Patrick Fitzgerald flee amid panic-stricken crowds—and also witness flaring prejudice against the city’s Irish immigrants—as the fire destroys one neighborhood after : Kate Hannigan. In a national contest, readers voted and decided that the next I Survived topic will be the Great Chicago Fire, ! In the next book of the I Survived series, one boy will struggle to stay alive as the great city of Chicago burns. Contributor: Lauren Tarshis is the editor of Scholastic's STORYWORKS magazine and group editorial director for language arts for Scholastic classroom magazines, in /5.