Folktale (fiction), 2,989 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 920L
Maggie and her best friend, Caroline, have been picked to join the team that will represent their school at the annual Kid Quiz Bowl. As they research the topic of oceans, Tad, the school know-it-all, acts as though he doesn't even need to study. But when the pressure is on at the quiz bowl, Tad sings a very different tune.
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