Historical (nonfiction), 1,473 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 920L
Mysteries of the Lost Civilization is a book about the Greek island of Crete and its rich history. It describes the first civilization that inhabited the island, what the island was like, and how the Minoan people became so successful there. It also describes theories on how the powerful Minoan civilization disappeared and why its disappearance has remained such a mystery. The text includes a rich variety of geographic, economic, cultural, and historical information. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.
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Understand and use possessive nouns
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