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It's a Classic



It's a Classic
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.92

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    classic, classical, goddess, pottery, something, artists, pots, fans, background, marble, wine, large, charge, building, different, build
     content words:    Pallas Athena


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It's a Classic
By Colleen Messina
  

1     If something is called a classic, it can mean different things. It can be a great soda pop or a favorite song. Classical art was special. It was the art of ancient Greece and Rome.
 
2     The Greeks loved beauty. They did many paintings. Most of their paintings have been destroyed, but painted pottery has survived. The Greeks made large pots to hold grain and wine. They did not have plastic!
 
3     The Greeks liked to paint their heroes. They also liked to paint scenes from daily life. The Greeks liked black and red. At first, they put black figures on a red background. Then, they put red figures on a black background.

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