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Fantasy (fiction), 750 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 590L
A hermit crab named Keb outgrows his shell and must find a new one. Keb is chased by seagulls and teased by other hermit crabs because he looks naked without a home. After trying out various homes, Keb finally finds a blue boot that has washed ashore.
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Identify open vowel y
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