One night after Marvin is tucked into bed, he is visited by Zar, a friendly space traveler, who invites Marvin to visit Mars and the rest of the planets and stars.
Target Letter-Sound Correspondence: r-Controlled /ar/ sound spelled ar
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Common Core State Standards Aligned as: Literature
Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 1-2**
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Percent Wholly Decodable: 82%
Percent High-Frequency Words: 15%
Percent Story Words: 3%
Number of words: 401
Guided Reading Measure: I: Grade 1
DRA Measure: 16: Grade 1-2
Lexile Measure: 550L: Grade 2**
**We ask you to use judgment when choosing appropriate grade levels for our books. We believe that readers in grades 1-3 can and should read Decodable Literature Library titles to experience robust vocabulary and the richness and beauty of literature during an independent reading experience. Please see Flyleaf's recommended grade levels on the Text Complexity Chart for more information.