Realistic (fiction), 1,856 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 980L
Yosemite and the Badge is a story about a boy who loves the outdoors. Although Nana doesn't like the outdoors, she loves her grandson. When he tells her about his dream of becoming a Junior Ranger, she agrees to take him to Yosemite National Park to earn his badge and learns a lot through the experience. Photographs and illustrations support the text.
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