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In ancient Rome, highly trained gladiators faced each other in the Colosseum and fought to the death--for the entertainment of thousands of spectators. How did a man, or sometimes a woman, become a gladiator, though? How were gladiators trained? What weapons and equipment did they use? And is it true that some gladiators became famous--just like today's top sports stars?

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers
Copyright 2015
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Series It's A Fact: Real Life Reads
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781909673960, 9781909673977, 9781627247740
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 796
Dimensions 6 x 9
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Guided Reading Level N
Lexile Reading Level 730
Author Ruth Owen

SLC Review - It's a Fact!

For those looking to beef up nonfiction collections for intermediate grades, this is a great series! Titles cover history, astronomy, science and animals; something for everyone. These titles shine in their clever balance of text and pictures, challenging words, maps, and insets that enhance and motivate. When students are tempted to go directly to the Internet for information, these attractive and captivating print sources are great for projects, books reports, personal inquiry, and a way to broaden reading genres.

Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Author/Illustrator biography
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs, Full-color illustrations