Ancient Rome

Lesson 2

Objective

Explain how the author uses different text features and illustrations to describe how the Roman Empire was founded. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome  pp. 4 – 11

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Which information about how the Roman Empire was founded do the photographs on pages 8–11 help readers understand?

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Which sentence from pages 8–9 best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

What additional information does this text provide about how the Roman Empire was founded? 

How does the author use text structure and features to help a reader learn more about how the Roman Empire was founded? Support your answer with at least two details about text structure or features. 

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • How do the headings help a reader better understand ancient Rome? Give multiple examples.
  • How do the captions help a reader better understand ancient Rome? Give multiple examples.
  • How do the illustrations and pictures help a reader better understand ancient Rome? Give multiple examples.
  • Why does the author include the map on pages 6–7? What information does a reader learn from the map?
  • How does the information from Eye Wonder build on to the information from Ancient Rome and Pompeii?

Vocabulary

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conquer     (v.)

to take control of a place or people by force

quarrel     (v.)

to argue about something

citizen     (n.)

a person who has legal rights and protection in a country

victorious     (adj.)

having won

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Common Core Standards

  • RI.3.2 — Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

  • RI.3.5 — Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

  • RI.3.7 — Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.4.b

L.3.6

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RI.3.1

RI.3.10

RI.3.4

SL.3.1

W.3.10