Exploring Ancient Civilizations: Rome

Lesson 6 - Writing

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Write multiple sentences using the conjunction because to explain how powerful and organized the Roman army was. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #13 by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce (April 2006) 

  • Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome 

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Writing Prompt

Your friend told you that the Roman army was not very powerful or organized.

To prove your friend wrong, write two to three sentences using the conjunction because that show how powerful and organized the Roman army was. 

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Common Core Standards

  • L.3.1 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • L.3.1.h — Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.

  • 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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