Farmer Finds Mammoth Bones

Close Read Passage, 273 words, Descriptive (nonfiction), Description, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 1110L

A Michigan farmer made a startling and significant discovery—a giant fossil from an Ice Age mammoth! Scientists eventually uncovered approximately a fifth of the animal's bones. Students can read about this exciting find and learn about the early humans who encountered the animal thousands of years ago.