Informational (nonfiction), 1,312 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1040L
The Arctic icecap is shrinking at a rapid rate, causing an international scramble to claim natural resources in the Arctic region. The question is, Who Owns the North Pole? This pressing global issue is presented to students in a clear and detailed text. Photographs, maps, and other useful text features support student learning.
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