Exploring Ancient Civilizations: Rome

Lesson 13


Alternate Unit 2

3rd Grade

Lesson 13 of 21


Write multiple sentences using the conjunctions "because," "but," and "so" to explain what life was like in ancient Rome.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: DKfindout! Ancient Rome by DK Children 

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Target Task

Writing Prompt

Finish the following sentences based on what you learned from the text DK Findout! Ancient Rome

  • Life in ancient Rome had a lot in common with life today, but _________________
  • Life in ancient Rome had a lot in common with life today because _________________
  • Life in ancient Rome had a lot in common with life today, so _________________

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Common Core Standards

  • L.3.1.f — Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
  • L.3.1.h — Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
  • L.3.1.i — Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
  • RI.3.3 — Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

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