Informational (nonfiction), 1,319 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 1040L
Money in the USA answers many questions about how money is made in the United States and how it is distributed across the country. The history and symbolism of our coins and bills, counterfeiting and how the U.S. Treasury combats it, design changes over the years, and recycling money are all discussed. Rich photographs, charts, and illustrations support the text.
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Understand the use of the prefix re-
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