Hey, I'm Savannah, and I'm reading The Secret of the Yellow Death.
Text Structure - Chronological
First, the summer of 1899, a couple of cases of yellow fever had spread around, but it was nothing too serious. Then, in 1900 many serious cases had spread worldwide. Next, right away, doctors did whatever they could to find the source of the deadly disease.
Sign Post - Numbers and Stats
MUST use parenthetical documentation!
"By mid-late July of 1900, thousands of cases of yellow fever had spread worldwide."
The Secret of the Yellow Death.
Mindset - persists in obstacles
To survive, families everywhere had to throw away everything a yellow fever patient touched so they wouldn't risk getting the disease.
Summary - & If/Then
If any families leave furniture that was touched by a yellow fever patient, then the disease is more likely to spread.
The author uses these numbers to show how quickly yellow fever can spread.
Having faith in himself, Carlos Finlay still continued his work on mosquito bites even when no one had his back.
Since the Cuban doctor, Carlos Finlay, who tried to prove that mosquito bites can carry disease, everyone thought he was a madman. No one believed him.
5 topics and or themes A virus, cirrus, faithful, belief, cautious.