Humorous (fiction), 293 words, Level I (Grade 1), Fiction Series, Lexile 460L
The Monsters are excited for a snowstorm to arrive. While they wait, Bonk makes paper snowflakes, Uzzle makes cardboard skis to ski down the hallway, and Lurk makes a snow monster out of pillows. Tempers flare when Bonk insults Lurk and Uzzle crashes into all of them. A fight is averted when the monsters notice the snow has arrived. Pictures support the text and the identification of content vocabulary.
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