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Nonfiction

The Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

A bizarre and little-known tragedy had a huge impact on one community.

The Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

Lexile Level: 610L

Guided Reading: R

DRA Level: 40

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Fiction

Dad, the Disco King

Winnie loves her dad. But something crazy happens when he hits the dance floor.

Dad, the Disco King

Lexile: 450L

GRL: R

DRA: 40

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Play

When Girls Ruled Baseball

When our country was fighting in World War II, many baseball players became soldiers. Who was left to play ball? Girls.

When Girls Ruled Baseball

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Paired Texts

Scream Machines

Take a wild ride through the history of the modern roller coaster.

Scream Machines

Lexile: 710L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Poetry

A Slash of Blue

Emily Dickinson’s beautiful poem uses imagery to describe the sky.

A Slash of Blue

Emily Dickinson’s beautiful poem uses imagery to describe the sky.

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Debate

Are Kids' Menus a Good Idea?

Lots of children like the food choices. But is it wise to always eat the same not-so-healthy items?

Are Kids' Menus a Good Idea?

Lexile: 810L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Paragraph Power

Meet Mayor Stubbs

In a small town, this cat is in charge.

Meet Mayor Stubbs

Lexile: 570L

GRL: Q

DRA: 40

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Grammar Cop

Now That's Old!

Practice contractions while you learn about some seriously old creatures.

Now That's Old!

Practice contractions while you learn about some seriously old creatures.

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One Word Three Ways

One Word Three Ways: Spring

The word of the month is spring. It can mean "a fountain or flow of water," "to grow or appear suddenly," and "the season between winter and summer."

One Word Three Ways: Spring

The word of the month is spring. It can mean "a fountain or flow of water," "to grow or appear suddenly," and "the season between winter and summer."

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From The September Issue

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Nonfiction

The Snake That's Eating Florida

Deadly pythons are taking over a beautiful park. Can we stop them?

The Snake That's Eating Florida

Lexile Level: 690L

Guided Reading: O

DRA Level: 34

 
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Paired Texts

Hottest/Coldest Places

Two fascinating articles compare the world's most extreme environments.

Hottest/Coldest Places

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Poetry

September

Pencils march and chalk skates in this delightful back-to-school poem.

September

Pencils march and chalk skates in this delightful back-to-school poem.

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Paragraph Power

This Cracker Survived the Titanic

And someone paid a lot of money to own it!

This Cracker Survived the Titanic

Lexile: 600

GRL: P

DRA: 38

 

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Fiction

The Big One

Nobody understands why Joe loves fishing. But one day, he catches something very special.

The Big One

Lexile: 370L

GRL: O

DRA: 34

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Debate

Are Trampolines Too Dangerous?

They seem like tons of fun, but a lot of kids get hurt on them.

Are Trampolines Too Dangerous?

Lexile: 610

GRL: M

DRA: 24

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One Word Three Ways

One Word, Three Ways: Fair

The word of the month is fair. It can mean “following the rules,” “carnival,” or “pale.”

One Word, Three Ways: Fair

The word of the month is fair. It can mean “following the rules,” “carnival,” or “pale.”

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Play

Stone Soup

Hungry strangers bring a small village a big surprise.

Stone Soup

Lexile Level: n/a
Guided Reading Level: P

DRA Level: 38

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Grammar Cop

Manners Around the World

Practice capitalization as you learn some fun facts about eating in other countries!

Manners Around the World

Practice capitalization as you learn some fun facts about eating in other countries!

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