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Reading "The Settlers of Jamestown"

Reading, answering questions, and analyzing the text "The Settlers of Jamestown" by Erin Sawyer.

Lessons

  • Interpret pictures and photographs in an informational text

    In this lesson you will learn how to understand the text better by looking closely at the pictures and photographs in it and asking yourself questions.

  • Find the main idea of a paragraph as you read

    In this lesson you will learn how to find the main idea by looking for the "standout sentence".

  • Determine the main idea of an entire text

    In this lesson you will learn how to find the main idea by putting all your notes together and thinking about what the details have in common.

  • Determine the author's purpose in an informational text

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine the author's message by reviewing the main idea and thinking about why the author wrote the article.

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