Daedalus and Icarus

Close Read Passage, 571 words, Myth (fiction), Level Z1 (Grade 6), Lexile 870L

Daedalus, a brilliant inventor of ancient Greece, is being held prisoner on the island of Crete. He is making wings that will allow both him and his son, Icarus, to escape, but will Icarus heed his warnings about the dangers of flying too close to the Sun?

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