An adaptation of a larger-than-life tall tale about the lumberjack Paul Bunyan, his blue ox, Babe, and the day the logging camp cook has to keep up with Paul's request of flapjacks for lunch.
Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Preston Neel
Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Short /oo/ sound spelled oo, Long /ÅÅ/ sound spelled oo
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Common Core State Standards Alignedas: Literature
Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 2-3**
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Percent Wholly Decodable: 81%
Percent High-Frequency Words: 15%
Percent Story Words: 4%
Number of words: 493
Guided Reading Measure: K: Grade 2
DRA Measure: 16-18: Grade 2-3
Lexile Measure: 830L: Grade 4**
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