edHelper.com
Native Americans
The Nez Perce



The Nez Perce
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.05

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bison, roots, lived, chief, village, some, horse, mountain, enough, part, strong, extra, year, easy, move, fight
     content words:    Nez Perce


Print The Nez Perce
     Print The Nez Perce  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on The Nez Perce
     Leave your feedback on The Nez Perce  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



The Nez Perce
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Some Indians lived on the plains. Some lived in the woods. Some lived in the mountains. That is where many Nez Perce lived.
 
2     The name Nez Perce was French. It meant pierced nose. The man who named them made a mistake. The Nez Perce did not pierce their noses.
 
3     The Nez Perce had their own name. They called themselves Nee-mee-poo. It meant "the people."
 
4     The people loved horses. A horse could carry a man a long way. They could cross the mountains. They could help a man hunt bison on the plains.

Paragraphs 5 to 15:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable


Copyright © 2009 edHelper