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Preparing for Reading and Note-taking - Lesson 4 Module 2

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Megan Reed

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Transcript of Preparing for Reading and Note-taking - Lesson 4 Module 2

Preparing for Reading and Note-taking - Lesson 4 Module 2
Activating Background Knowledge
Today we are going to read an article about the time after the Civil War when very wealthy Americans got even richer. For many it was an exciting time, when people with a vision and money to back it up were extraordinarily successful. Keep in mind while reading this article, that these wealthy men were not representative of the majority of Americans. While you are reading, pause often and take notes on the graphic organizer. I suggest you pause at the end of each paragraph or two to see if there is something worth noting. Make sure you also note the number of the paragraph in which you found the information.
Pay Attention to..
. Notice the categories – Opportunities for Wealth, Opportunities for Development, and Opportunities for Philanthropy. There is also a category called Effects on the Working Class. These are the things we will be looking for while reading our article on the Gilded Age.
What does the term gilded mean?
The Gilded Age
Objective: The student will be able to identify relationships between historical events in an era and the opportunities that result.
Essential Question: How can a vision
change the world?
Follow The Crowds
Handout 4A - Two column note graphic organizer
(1) covered or highlighted with gold or something of a golden color
(2) having a pleasing or showy appearance that conceals something of little worth

Why would an era be nicknamed "The Gilded Age"?
It was not what it seemed. People looked rich, but were not. People pretended they had wealth. People wanted to look rich, and others took advantage of that.
Setting Purpose
Directions: Chunk the text
Mark the text (follow the key in the example)
Transfer information on graphic organizer
Create a summary statement 5-7 sentences)
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