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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.27

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    surrealism, artists, poetry, fancy, shocked, painting, leader, sounds, figure, horse, city, short, person, have, people, name
     content words:    Tristan Tzara, World War I.


Baby Talk Art
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Usually, art styles have fancy names. One does not. In fact, its name sounds like baby talk. It is called Dada!
 
2     Dada started in 1916. The Dadaists met in a cafe in a city in Switzerland. Some people think that their name started in a funny way. One of the artists opened a dictionary. He stuck a table knife on a page. The knife hit the word "dada." That was a French word for a toy we call a hobby horse. That is one story about how the Dadaists got their name. Other people think the word came from a child's word for his dad.

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