What happened to most towns if the railroad did not come through?
Became ghost towns
Know what the main idea is and support it with a detail.
Western towns that didn't survive (main idea)
Why did most towns become ghost towns?
Money sources ran out.
Why are Phoenix and Denver alike? They survived.
What is the author's purpose?
To give information about ghost towns.
Why was the railroad important to new towns in the west?
Trade and transportation were easier with railroads.
What is another graphic source that would work in the story?
A map of the cities mentioned, or a chart with details in it
Why does the author use quotes from other people?
Makes the story more interesting by giving the opinions of others