El Día de la Independencia
Fantasy (fiction), 574 words, Level L (Grade 2), Fiction Series, Lexile 530L
The little Hoppers are very excited to set off fireworks for Independence Day. But Mother and Papa Hopper know that fireworks are not safe for young rabbits. Though the Hoppers are disappointed, they are soon happy again when Grandpa Grizzly suggests they have a picnic in the woods - a picnic with a very special surprise at the end.
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Sequence Events : Sequence events
Variant Vowels : Identify variant vowel /oo/
Grammar and Mechanics
Proper Nouns : Recognize and understand the use of proper nouns
Alphabetical Order : Alphabetize words to the second letter
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