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Yolen, J., Shannon, D. (1992). Encounter. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

A Taino Indian boy on the island of San Salvador recounts the landing of Columbus and his men in 1492.


GLE (grade level equivalent):  4

Lexile measure:  760L (4th – 5th grades)

DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment level):  30 (3rd grade)

Guided reading level:  N (3rd grade)

32 pages

Key words and vocabulary:

cassava, tobacco, hammock, serpent, zemis, Taino, iguanas, San Salvador

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