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Humorous (fiction), 276 words, Level I (Grade 1), Lexile 480L
Harry the Hippo lives in the jungle and has a horrible toothache. His animal friends try to help him and decide that they should pull out his tooth. One by one, they try unsuccessfully to extract Harry's tooth. Finally, the tooth is pulled out as part of the surprise ending.
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Story Elements : Understand characters, setting, and plot
Segment Syllables : Segment syllables
Vowel Digraphs : Identify vowel digraph oa
Grammar and Mechanics
Capitalization : Recognize and use capitalization
Compound Words : Recognize compound words
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