Informational (nonfiction), 1,479 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1020L
Have you noticed how people decorate their bodies in different ways? In addition to clothing and hairstyles, people have many ways of adorning their bodies. Body art has been practiced since the beginning of time. Readers will learn about some of the ways people around the world create body art. Engaging photographs support the text.
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Literature Circle Resources
adorning, ancestral, anthropologists, blemishes, conform, culture, elongated, ethnic, individuality, intricate, permanent, pigments, prehistoric, rite of passage, spiritual, status, temporary, unique
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Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Complex Sentences : Identify and understand the use of complex sentences
Suffixes : Identify the meanings of suffixes -al and -ion
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class