Tall Tale (fiction), 760 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 570L
This tall tale features Annie Oakley, a real Western heroine from American history. Readers will learn about Annie's life, from her learning to shoot at her father's side to how she became the fastest and sharpest shooter in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. You won't believe this woman's talent!
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Close Read Passages
famous, feats, pheasants, quintuple, rifle, sharpshooter, tale, talent, telegram
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Author's Purpose : Identify author's purpose
Consonant Digraphs : Identify consonant digraphs th and sh
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Contractions : Recognize and use contractions
Homophones : Identify and understand the use of homophones
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