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Folktale (fiction), 1,096 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 560L
Makusani's Lesson is a Venezuelan folktale that tells the story of Makusani, a very curious young boy. Makusani is a good boy, but his curiosity always seems to get him in trouble. His choices lead him on an adventure that eventually teaches him a valuable lesson.
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Identify Setting : Identify setting
Vowel Patterns : Identify vowel patterns -igh and -ight
Grammar and Mechanics
Contractions : Recognize and use contractions
Alphabetical Order : Place words in alphabetical order
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