Informational (nonfiction), 961 words, Level R (Grade 3), Lexile 890L
The cold, wild land of Alaska is sometimes called "The Last Frontier." From the exciting history of gold miners to the bright future of the state's oil fields, Alaska is a unique part of the United States. It is the largest state in the union-covering over 1.7 million square kilometers-and is home to Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. People from all over the world come to see Alaska's beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife.
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