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)
Key words and vocabulary:
cassava, tobacco, hammock, serpent, zemis, Taino, iguanas, San Salvador