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Descriptive (nonfiction), 2,005 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 860L
In this piece of descriptive nonfiction, the author includes sensory details to create a mental picture for readers as they learn about the Calgary Stampede. Each summer, the city of Calgary, Alberta, puts on a huge rodeo and show to celebrate its rich Western history. Readers learn about each of the highlights, including the rodeo, parade, the Grandstand Show, Indian Village, and chuck wagon races. This unique and memorable city celebration brings people together, celebrates its diverse history, and shows the world what the Canadian West is all about.
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