Growing Up Around the World

Close Read Passage, 610 words, Realistic (fiction), Level Z2 (Grade 6), Lexile 950L

Written from the perspective of a thirteen-year old boy as he embarks on the Jewish rite of passage, the Bar Mitzvah, this speech reflects on different coming of age ceremonies around the world and how they each prepare boys ands girls for the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood in different ways.

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