Strange but True: Gross Anatomy is an expository non-fiction text includes gross facts and stories about our bodies such as foot binding, the long necks of the Padaung people, conjoined twins, face transplants, blood transfusions, how food becomes poop, the truth about passing gas, and phantom limbs. Some graphic images are included within the text.
The text unfolds in third- person narrative in the form of a beginning chapter book including a table of contents, a glossary, an index, a bibliography, some suggested websites for further research, and information about the author. Some text is in the form of a bulleted list. Information is presented by the main text, captioned photographs, diagrams, graphs, and text boxes that highlight definitions and interesting facts.
Strange but True: Gross Anatomy varies in sentence length and structure with the use of some procedural language. Some new terminology such as bloodletting, hemispheres, and peristalsis are used in context. Sentences including phrases, clauses, or transition words are often used. Some sentences use multiple nouns, verbs, or adjectives in a series, divided by commas.
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Invoice Title: STRANGE BUT TRUE: GROSS ANATOMY