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Lesson 1

Scanning a Text

What is the title of the reading? A Very Interesting Time
What are the subtitles in the reading? ~ The Gilded Age ~ An Age of Extremes ~ A Time of Change ~ Compare and Contrast ~ A Nation of Practical Idealists
What are the words in bold? ~ Mark Twain ~ Benjamin Franklin ~ Cornelius Vanderbilt ~ altruistic ~ confident ~ conscience ~ corporations ~ corruption ~ foundries ~ idealism ~ immensely ~ Jim Crow Laws ~ leisure ~ politics ~ populist ~ pragmatic ~ pre
What do these words mean? Mark Twain: American author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer who coined the time from the late 1800s to the early 1900s - The Gilded Age Benjamin Franklin: eighteenth century statesman, inventor, and writer Cornelius Vanderbilt: robber baron who
What do these words have in common? They are all people, vocabulary, places, or events about the Gilded Age.
Are there words that are obviously repeated as you skim the text? ~ Business ~ Corporation ~ Wealth ~ Conscience Do You see anymore?
Are there any boxed off items, such as: diagrams, graphs, charts, maps, photos, or captions? Maps: Brooklyn Bridge New York City Panama Canal Philippine Islands Spain Photos/Captions: Mulberry Street Family Looking at Liberty Cut down lumber Men sitting on Skyscraper scaffold Mark Twain Women's suffrage march Middle Class on vacat
What relationship do the boxed items have with the other discoveries you have made from previewing the text? They all are places, people, events, issues, etc... dealing with the Gilded Age.
Are there any overviews or summaries that are a paragraph or less? What is the main idea of the overview or summary? The first paragraph called the Gilded Age says the reading is about the period of U.S. history from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Created by: MrsSmithsClass