Ancient Rome by Erin Ash Sullivan. Benchmark. ISBN 978-1-4108-5115-4
*Be aware that there are pictures of Roman art on page 11, 18, 19 and 21 that contain nudity. (You do have to really look to see it.) This can be easily blocked out with a small sticker or permanent marker.
Students reading at this level are likely to be quite fluent speakers of English although they may need more support with idioms, expressions, vocabulary, and multiple meaning words. This will affect their ability to draw conclusions and infer from the text. Encourage these students to use sticky notes or a notebook to jot questions they have while reading to be discussed/clarified at the guided reading table during the following session.
and tailored to the individual needs of your students.
How are the systems of power, authority, and governance used to establish order in ancient civilizations still present in today’s modern governments?
What role has religion played in human development from ancient times to modern?
How did physical geography influence the location and success or decline of early civilizations?
Tier 2 Vocabulary Words: High frequency words that are found across a variety of domains. Provide student-friendly explanations that tell what a word means in everyday connected language. For more information, please see Bringing Words to Life by Beck & McKeyown.
Activate/Build Prior Knowledge:
Using the map on page 5, show the location of Rome. Discuss what geographic features may have led to Rome become a major center of civilization.
Show table of contents. Explain how B.C. dates work. You can connect this to integers.