Lesson 25: Lewis and Clark

Narrative Non-Fiction (gives factual information by telling a true story)

Essential Question:How does the author feel about Lewis and Clark?


1. tributaries: small river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream;
a branch of the river
2. trek: A long, slow, and difficult journey
3. barrier: something that blocks the way; an obstacle
4. techniques: way of doing something; a technical skill
5. fulfilled: satisfied, completed
6. resumed: continued
7. range: A set or chain of mountains
8. edible: Able to be eaten
9. despite: to do something regardless of the consequences, with no
respect to someone's feelings
10. expedition: journey made for a special reason



Target Skill: Author’s Purpose and Author’s Viewpoint Students will determine the author’s purpose for writing.
  • Author’s Purpose: reason or reasons that the author wrote the selection
  • Author’s Viewpoint: the way an author thinks or feels about something

Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify Students will use the monitor and clarify strategies to better assist their
understanding of the author’s viewpoint.
  • Monitor: to pay attention to how well you understand what you read
  • Clarify: to figure out something that doesn’t make sense

Author’s Craft: Primary Source
  • Primary Source:a letter, journal, or newspaper account-could also be a speech, a photograph, a cartoon,
or map

Author’s Purpose: The author wrote this selection to inform the reader about the real-life explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and he includes facts and details about the Corps of Discovery’s expedition to explore the new land gained by the United States in
the Louisiana Purchase.

Point of View:Third Person Limited: a narrator tells what one or two characters observe, feel, and
know expedition :A journey to achieve a goal

Spelling City

Lewis and Clark Animation