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1 The Gold Rush Expository Nonfiction: presents and explains information or ideas

2 Fact or Opinion? By 1849, the gold rush was under way. The gold rush was the most exciting time in American history. Facts: Tell what is happening or what has happened Can be proven Opinions: Tell how the writer or speaker feels about something Cannot be proven May include words such as in my opinion or I think.

3 Fact or Opinion? Prospectors should have the right tools to do their jobs well. Gold miners used a pan and water to separate gold from dirt. Most women who came to the gold fields did not look for gold. They cared for their families, grew vegetable gardens, or took jobs in nearby towns. Women sometimes made money cooking or doing laundry for miners. I think working in the mines would have been the most exciting way to earn a living.

4 Vocabulary

5 Abandoned Part of speech-Adjective Syllables-a-ban-doned (3) Definition-Deserted or left behind Sentence-My abandoned twin cried at the gas station. Synonyms-deserted

6 Rugged Part of Speech- Adjective Syllables-rug-ged (2) Definition-having a rough, rugged, uneven or broken surface. Sentence-I found a piece of rugged sandpaper. Synonym-Tough Sandpaper

7 Profitable Part of Speech-Adjective Syllables-prof-it-a-ble (4) Definition-Bringing advantage or monetary gain. Sentence-The artists business was so profitable that she became a millionaire. Synonym-Moneymaking

8 Beckons Part of speech-Verb Syllables-beck-ons (2) Definition-Attracts or lures by tempting with something desirable. Sentence-The ocean beckons scientists to study its mysteries. Synonyms-Signal

9 Fares Part of speech-Noun Syllables-Fares (1) Definition-Money paid for a ride on a bus, train, or airplane. Sentence- I hate paying the fares for riding in the train!

10 Multicultural Part of speech-Adjective Syllables-Mul-ti-cul-tur-al.(5) Definition-Showing the varied customs, religions, or beliefs of different people. Sentence-The multicultural feast had food from many different countries.


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