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Nonfiction

Lost in a Blizzard

In 1888, Walter Allen was one of hundreds of kids who struggled to get home from school—freezing, lost, and fighting for their lives.

Lost in a Blizzard

Lexile Level: 730L

Guided Reading: O

DRA Level: 34

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Fiction

The Uninvited Guests

Making friends is hard for Lilly, especially when some creepy-crawly creatures come to visit

The Uninvited Guests

Lexile: 400L

GRL: O

DRA: 34

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Play

Yeh Shen

A Chinese Cinderella Story

Yeh Shen

Lexile: n/a

GRL: P

DRA: 38

 

 

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Paired Texts

Explorers: Then and Now

Two articles examine how exploration has changed throughout history.

Explorers: Then and Now

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Poetry

3 Little Puffins

Puffins eat muffins in this adorable nonsense poem.

3 Little Puffins

Puffins eat muffins in this adorable nonsense poem.

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Debate

Should You Give Up Your Halloween Candy?

Some kids swap sweets for cash. Would you?

Should You Give Up Your Halloween Candy?

Lexile: 790

GRL: N

DRA: 30

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Paragraph Power

The Girl Who's Saving the Bees

How one girl turned her fear into something sweet

The Girl Who's Saving the Bees

Lexile: 660

GRL: N

DRA: 30

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Grammar Cop

My Favorite Vacation

Practice capitalization as you learn some fun facts about cool places in the U.S.

My Favorite Vacation

Practice capitalization as you learn some fun facts about cool places in the U.S.

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One Word Three Ways

One Word Three Ways: Bolt

The word of the month is bolt. It can mean "a lightning strike," "to move quickly," or "to lock a door."

One Word Three Ways: Bolt

The word of the month is bolt. It can mean "a lightning strike," "to move quickly," or "to lock a door."

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