Ancient Rome

Lesson 5


Explain how the text features and illustrations help build a deeper understanding of the Roman army. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome  pp. 12 – 15

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Target Task


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What information about the Roman army do the photographs on pages 12–15 help a reader understand?

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Which sentence from the article provides support for the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

What additional information does this text provide about the Roman Army? How does the author use text structure and features to help a reader learn more about the Roman army? Support your answer with at least two details about text structure or features.

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Key Questions


  • For each section: What do all of the pictures and illustrations show about the Roman army? How are they connected? Why does the author include each picture?
  • How does the information in Eye Wonder build on the information from Ancient Rome and Pompeii? Why?
  • What is the main idea of the section? What key details support the main idea?



disciplined     (v.)

to punish someone to make sure they follow the rules

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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.3.5 — 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).

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