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Folktale (fiction), 1,107 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 570L
Tari the Spider Monkey was born asking questions about everything. One day he asks a question only the Namer can answer. Tari and his friend Balam Iguana travel to the other world beyond the forest to ask the Namer how she thought of their names. Illustrations support the text.
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Open Vowels : Identify open vowel y
Grammar and Mechanics
Question Marks : Recognize and use question marks
Suffixes : Understand the suffix -ion
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