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Story Number Four Reading Class. airtight 1,500 years of sleep seaside resort poisonous gases A. D. 79 preserved petrified remains Italy guesses: Name.

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1 Story Number Four Reading Class

2 airtight 1,500 years of sleep seaside resort poisonous gases A. D. 79 preserved petrified remains Italy guesses: Name of Story: Pompeii: The City That Slept for 1,500 Years

3 Do you think the theme of the story will related to any of the following? 2,000 years Mt. St. Helens Naples, Italy 7 days snow burning ashes Indian Ocean Mediterranean Ocean Navy5 days 20,000 dead no oxygen Back to story questions Use this button first

4 Defining Words from the Story excavating –An engineer obtained permission to begin excavating the buried city.. –digging out

5 Defining Words from the Story hermetically –The volcanic paste formed a hermetically sealed layer, shutting off oxygen and preventing decay. –airtight

6 Defining Words from the Story petrified –Stone like loaves of petrified bread were in the ovens. –turned to stone

7 Defining Words from the Story erect –The Roman soldier was fully armed and standing erect. –straight up

8 Defining Words from the Story niche –The soldier was found at a guard post in a niche in the city wall. –hollowed-out area Move on

9 Read Go back to prediction s

10 Important Details T = true; F = false; N = not mentioned The first person to discover Pompeii knew it was there. There were many famous sculptures in Pompeii. Mt. Vesuvius was a quiet volcano for many years. There are over 1,000 preserved bodies for viewing in museums.

11 Finding the Main Idea M= main idea; B = too broad; N = too narrow A volcanic eruption can preserve an ancient city. Mt. Vesuvius erupted, killing thousands of citizens from Pompeii. A volcanic eruption destroyed Pompeii, but also preserved it.

12 Lets Explore More Check out the following websites to learn more about Pompeii: The City that Slept for 1,500 Years htmlhttp://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pompeii/pmpMain. html suvius.htmlhttp://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/img_ve suvius.html


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