Realistic (fiction), 1,082 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 730L
We're in Business tells the story of a group of student leaders who work together to generate and implement new ideas and programs for their community. The Kids Company Leaders Team enters a national contest to win $3,000 to fund a project of their choice. Each of the leaders has a unique strength to share with the group, and their cooperation and innovation help them to create an inspirational proposal. Illustrations support the text.
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Summarize to understand text
Sequence events in a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use quotation marks
Recognize and use the suffix -ing
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
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