Informational (nonfiction), 1,764 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 830L
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Vikings is an informational text that describes a group of Nordic men. Hailing from what are now Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, these explorers sailed far from their homeland to discover new parts of the world. They were trained at an early age to be warriors and skilled navigators. Eric the Red's and Leif Ericson's explorations to Iceland and Greenland are highlighted. Book and lesson also available at Levels T and Z.
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Main Idea and Details : Identify the main idea and details
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize proper nouns
Synonyms and Antonyms : Identify and differentiate synonyms and antonyms
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