Unit 2 Week 2
"The Emperor's Silent Army"
Main Idea: the most important idea about a topic. It is often stated at or near the beginning of the passage.
Details: support & explain the main idea
Background Knowledge: all the information a person has about a topic that helps him/her understand new text
Narration: the telling of a story or a recounting of events. In expository texts (nonfiction), take note of sequence, main idea, details, description, and problem-solution.
approximately: to be more or less exact; about
divine: supremely great or holy; godlike
excavated: uncovered, unearthed, or dug out
mechanical: having to do with a machine or machinery
pottery: pots, bowls, dishes, or other objects made of clay and hardened
restore: to bring back to its original condition by rebuilding or fixing
superstitious: characterized by having unreasonable beliefs
terra cotta: hard, reddish-brown clayware or ceramic material used to make bricks, tiles, and other objects
watchfully: characterized by being observant; looking closely
Latin roots: duct, pend, nov, serv, numer
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