Informational (nonfiction), 506 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 580L
Introducing Planet Earth introduces readers to facts pertaining to Earth, including how the planet supports life, why seasons occur, and how day becomes night. Physical attributes are defined, such as continents, equator, latitude, longitude, and axis tilt. Humorous illustrations support the text.
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