Informational Narrative (fiction), 592 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 530L
The Best Guess tells how friends in a neighborhood work together to try to win a contest. They research and chart data to find the best guess for the ice cream man's question: “What will be the first one-hundred-degree day of the year?” Illustrations and graphs support the text.
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Vowel diphthong /ou/: ou and ow
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