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Written by Ann Heinrichs


ISBN: 978-0-531-23675-8

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The nation of Brazil occupies a full half of South America's land, ranging from the dense jungle of the Amazon rain forest in the north to the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean in the east. In between, around two hundred million people live throughout the nation's cities, towns, and villages. Readers will get a close look at this incredible nation, from its beautiful rural landscapes to its massive cities, such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. They will get a chance to sample Brazil's culture and cuisine while also learning about its economy and history.
Item #: 621776
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 8" x 9 1/4"
Pages: 144
Grades: 5 - 9
Ages: 10 - 14
Guided Reading Level: Y
Lexile Level: 990L
AR Quiz #: 162896
AR Points: 3.0
ATOS Level: 7.1
  • Colorful photos provide breathtaking views of foreign cities and landscapes
  • Sidebars highlight especially interesting people, places, and events
  • Delicious, easy recipes give readers the opportunity to experience foreign cuisine firsthand
  • Fun facts and statistics are included for easy reference
  • Social studies nonfiction about countries' key people, places, events, culture, and history that meets students' need for complex informational texts
  • Related articles and web links available on www.factsfornow.scholastic.com with which students can meet the Informational Reading Anchor Standard 9, to analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take
  • Material on countries with which students can meet Writing standards by Researching to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Source material on countries for students to meet Writing standards by creating opinion pieces and informative texts
  • Maps, timelines, photos, and illustrations provide text features that help students meet Informational Reading Anchor Standard 7, locating information relevant to a given topic efficiently