Personal Recount (fiction), 1,569 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 820L
Ants in My Bed, written in the first person, recounts a child's summer vacation at the shore with Gram. Living in a Victorian beach town is quite a contrast to the child's usual life in the city. The child learns about ocean tides, building sand castles, and conquering ants in a bed. This book is the second in a three-part series. Charming illustrations complement the text.
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