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Informational (nonfiction), 1,245 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 940L
Skara Brae is an ancient Neolithic village on Scotland's Orkney Islands that was buried for centuries and eventually uncovered in the mid nineteenth century. The Neolithic, or Stone Age, has fascinated people for generations. In The Secrets of Skara Brae, readers will learn how this village was discovered and uncover some of the secrets from this period in history. Detailed photographs and intriguing mysteries will keep students engaged with the text. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine the main idea and details as well as to ask and answer questions to better understand the text.
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