Interview (nonfiction), 1,498 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 780L
This book is an interview with Jeff Polcen, lead zookeeper of hoofed mammals at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Readers learn about the animals under Jeff's care and the responsibilities of a lead zookeeper. Zookeeping contains many fascinating facts about the care of giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and gazelles.
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Identify and form irregular plural nouns
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