Realistic (fiction), 583 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 520L
In A New Way of Speaking, readers are introduced to a young boy named Raj who has recently moved to the United States from India. On his first day in a new school, Raj is anxious to make a good first impression. As he makes his way through the day, Raj is often confused by idioms used in the English language. With a new friend and a bit of humor, Raj soon becomes accustomed to this new way of communicating.
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