Personal (fiction), 1,588 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 850L
A young boy tells the story of a fishing contest he has entered. Determined to win the prize of a fishing pole and reel, he sets off for his special fishing spot. His granddaddy, also a fisherman,wants to win the prize too. Little does the boy's granddaddy know that the boy has a secret plan for the prize. Written in a regional dialect, this story ends with a surprising twist that readers may or may not have predicted.
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