Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Close Read Passage, 578 words, Fantasy (fiction), Level Z1 (Grade 6), Lexile 940L

A mysterious Green Knight disrupts King Arthur's winter feast, challenging any of the Knights of the Round Table to trade blows with an axe. Young Sir Gawain takes up the challenge but finds his courage sorely tested when the magical nature of the Green Knight is revealed.

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