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Story Number Four. Reading Class. airtight 1,500 years of sleep seaside resort poisonous gases. A. D. 79 preserved petrified remains Italy. guesses: . Name of Story: Pompeii: The City That Slept for 1,500 Years.

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Story number four

Story Number Four

Reading Class


Story number four

airtight

1,500 years of sleep

seaside resort

poisonous gases

A. D. 79

preserved

petrified remains

Italy

guesses:

Name of Story: Pompeii: The City That Slept for 1,500 Years


Do you think the theme of the story will related to any of the following
Do you think the theme of the story will related to any of the following?

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Defining words from the story
Defining Words from the Story the following?

  • excavating

    • An engineer obtained permission to begin excavating the buried city..

    • digging out


Defining words from the story1
Defining Words from the Story the following?

  • hermetically

    • The volcanic paste formed a hermetically sealed layer, shutting off oxygen and preventing decay.

    • airtight


Defining words from the story2
Defining Words from the Story the following?

  • petrified

    • Stone like loaves of petrified bread were in the ovens.

    • turned to stone


Defining words from the story3
Defining Words from the Story the following?

  • erect

    • The Roman soldier was fully armed and standing erect.

    • straight up


Defining words from the story4
Defining Words from the Story the following?

  • niche

    • The soldier was found at a guard post in a niche in the city wall.

    • hollowed-out area

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Story number four

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Important details t true f false n not mentioned
Important Details the following?T = true; F = false; N = not mentioned

  • The first person to discover Pompeii knew it was there.

  • There were many famous sculptures in Pompeii.

  • Mt. Vesuvius was a quiet volcano for many years .

  • There are over 1,000 preserved bodies for viewing in museums.


Finding the main idea
Finding the Main Idea the following?

  • M= main idea; B = too broad; N = too narrow

    A volcanic eruption can preserve an ancient city.

    Mt. Vesuvius erupted, killing thousands of citizens from Pompeii.

    A volcanic eruption destroyed Pompeii, but also preserved it.


Let s explore more
Let’s Explore More the following?

  • Check out the following websites to learn more about Pompeii: The City that Slept for 1,500 Years

  • http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pompeii/pmpMain.html

  • http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pompeii/

  • http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/img_vesuvius.html

  • http://harpy.uccs.edu/roman/html/pompeiislides.html

  • http://www.jhauser.us/pictures/history/Romans/Pompeii/

  • http://www.thecolefamily.com/italy/pompeii/