Realistic (fiction), 514 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 540L
Jessica Loves Soccer is a story about a girl who loves to play soccer. One day the young heroine gets the chance to help her older brothers' soccer team, though few of the players believe she is up to the task. In the end Jessica is acknowledged as being a good soccer player, even by her brothers.
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Summarize to understand text
Make inferences and draw conclusions
Identify consonant kn digraph
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify proper nouns
Identify and use homophones
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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