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Informational (nonfiction), 1,216 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 1050L
Oil is a very important source of energy. But Earth has a limited amount of it, and finding and collecting oil can be difficult and dangerous. In Deep Trouble: The Gulf Coast Oil Spill, find out what happened in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. After reading this book, do you think drilling for oil under the ocean is worth the risk?
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Identify and understand the use of colons
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