Spring 2020

Struck Gold: California Gold Rush

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The events surrounding the California Gold Rush did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of a builder working on Sutter's Mill when gold was discovered, a '49er who left New York for California, and a prospector from Chile who came by ship to California to find riches as readers act out the scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781534159426): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2020
  • Paperback (9781534161726): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2020
  • PDF (9781534160576): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2020
  • Hosted ebook (9781534162877): 7 x 9, 32 pages, © 2020
  • Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Series: Behind the Curtain


  • Guided Reading Level: T

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Historical Background
  • Cast of Characters
  • Act 1
  • Act 2
  • Event Timeline
  • Consider This!
  • Learn More
  • Index
  • About the Author


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