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Reread the text, Life After People , to analyze how the author develops their ideas by using a chronological and cause and effect pattern. Time- Order Signal Words Cause Effect Within hours Power plants stops Gas tanks heat and leak gases, leading to fires Within days End of first week Within weeks Over 15 years In 50- 100 years After 250 years What is the central idea of this article? The world without people would eventually waste away without us there to hold it together.
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Unformatted text preview: ● Part A: How does the author order the ideas in the text? The author organizes the consequences of an unpopulated world in chronological order, from 1 day to 6 months. ● Part B: What effect does the order of ideas have on the meaning of the text? It shows how powerful the earth could be within such a short amount of time of humans being gone....
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