Informational Narrative (fiction), 2,340 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 840L
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Arrows is about a thirteen-year-old girl who discovers a series of arrows carved into large boulders. With her grandfather's help, she uncovers a cipher, or code. Together they break the code and find a hidden message linked to the Underground Railroad. Illustrations and photographs support the text.
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carbon dating, Choctaw, code, Code Talkers, comprehend, contemplated, cryptograms, cryptography, deciphered, decorated, embankment, gibberish, glyph, interpret, irrational, pored, recounted, significance, strategic, translate, unintelligible, veteran
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