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Colonial America (1492-1776)
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A Pilgrim Child's Life

Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial America (1492-1776)


A Pilgrim Child's Life
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.45

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    life, knickers, meals, picked, rags, soccer, trencher, weeds, what, also, anything, ball, bedtime, behind, bowl, breakfast

Other Languages
     Spanish: La vida de un niño Peregrino


A Pilgrim Child's Life
By Cindy Grigg
Rewritten as a short reader by Cindy Grigg
  

1     What was life like for Pilgrim children? At meals, they stood up to eat. Before breakfast the Bible was read. They had plates made of wood. These plates were called trenchers. One side of the trencher was flat. The other side was like a bowl. It could hold soup. Children had to share trenchers with a brother or sister. They did not have forks. Most food was eaten with the fingers. They used clam shells for spoons. Everyone drank from the same bowl. Most people wore a hat at the table. That was thought to be good manners.
 
2     Everyone worked. The smaller children could pick up wood for fires. They pulled weeds from the gardens. They picked berries and nuts. Older girls helped cook. They learned to spin yarn and weave it into cloth. They helped make soap and candles. They helped wash the clothes. Older boys learned how to cut .....
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