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Cody 5th gr reading

Ghost Towns of the American West

QuestionAnswer
What does INDEPENDENCE mean? Libert...freedom
What does ECONOMIC mean? having to do with money and trade
What does VACANT mean? empty
What does SCRAWLED mean? wrote awkwardly
What does OVERRUN mean? filled up...filled beyond its limits
What happened to most towns if the railroad did not run close by? The town became a ghost town.
What does boomed mean in this sentence: These communities boomed as miners sought gold, silver, copper, or other precious minerals. grew quickly
How do the photos with captions add to this selection? They give more information about ghost towns and settlers.
Give a statement of opinion from this story. Few very repectable-looking women have ventured over to see us.
What is a generalization from this story? A few people got rich, but many others did not.
Why did most towns fail? Moneymaking sources ran out.
How were Pheonix, Arizona and Denver,Colorado alike? They both grew and survived.
Why do you think the author wrote this story? He wanted to teach the readers about how busy towns can quickly die.
Why do you think that the author quotes many different people throughout the story? The author does this to show what others think about the ghost towns. It gives other peoples opinion on the topic.
What is this story mostly about? Western towns that did not survive.
Why was the railroad important to new towns in the west? People wanted to be near the transportation. The railroad was how the new people got to the new towns.
What other graphic sourc would help you remember information from this story? A map might be useful, showing us where the settlers were settling. It can even show where the cities were around the railroad.
What detail supports the main idea of this story? People most often think of ghost towns as the settlements of the western frontier.
What was one of the first events that lead to the Gold Rush in the west? James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill.
Created by: cunninev on 2010-05-12



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