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Pourquoi Tale (fiction), 251 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 450L
According to legend, once all birds walked the same way and left the same tracks. In this entertaining pourquoi tale readers discover how birds came to have their own distinct footprints. Charming illustrations complement the text.
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