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Informational (nonfiction), 1,916 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1030L
In 1925, a sled-dog team made a heroic trip across Alaska carry life-saving medicine to Nome. To commemorate this event, the Iditarod race was established. Each year mushers,with the help of their sled dogs, race across Alaska's rugged and wild terrain from Anchorage to Nome. They compete for nearly $70,000 in prize money.
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Fact or Opinion : Identify a fact and opinion in text
Grammar and Mechanics
Adjectives : Identify and use descriptive adjectives in text
Context Clues : Identify context clues
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