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Sombreros

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.88

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    mexican, sombra, brim, sombrero, injury, backs, lively, sunburn, mariachi, often, during, protect, also, different, word, other


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Sombreros
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Hats are used for many reasons. Some hats protect workers from injury. Hard hats are like that. They protect heads. Construction workers must wear them. Other hats protect workers from the sun. A sombrero is like that. A sombrero has a wide brim. The name may have come from the Spanish word "sombra." This is the Spanish word for shadow. Sombreros are worn in hot places. The hat is often made from straw. It can also be made from velvet or felt. Mexican workers wore them. The wide brim protected the workers' heads, shoulders, and backs. .....
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