Pearl has been given every gift she has ever asked for, but she has never learned to take care of her gifts. Through this tale, Pearl learns a lesson about respect and friendship.
Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Carol Vredenburgh
Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: r-Controlled vowel consolidation: /ûr/ or, [w]or, ear, er, ir, ur; /or/ or
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Common Core State Standards Aligned as: Literature
Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 1-2**
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Percent Wholly Decodable: 77%
Percent High-Frequency Words: 20%
Percent Story Words: 3%
Number of words: 1286
Guided Reading Measure: L: Grade 2
DRA Measure: 20-24: Grade 2-3-4
Lexile Measure: 680L: Grade 3**
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