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Informational (nonfiction), 1,198 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 580L
Pepper: The King of Spices is an engaging introduction to the history of a very common table spice. Engaging illustrations and photographs support information on where and how pepper grows, the history of its value and uses, and how it was exported to all parts of the world.
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Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand the text
Identify the main idea and supporting details
Identify long /o/ digraphs
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use adjectives
Recognize and understand the use of similes
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