Ray is an African snail who dreams of traveling the world, but he is frustrated because he moves so slowly. After being introduced to a new way of thinking, Ray sets out on an adventure.
Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Preston Neel
Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Long /Ä/ sound spelled ai, ay
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Common Core State Standards Aligned as: Literature
Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 2-3**
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Percent Wholly Decodable: 79%
Percent High-Frequency Words: 20%
Percent Story Words: 2%
Number of words: 1035
Guided Reading Measure: K: Grade 2
DRA Measure: 16-18: Grade 2-3
Lexile Measure: 660L: Grade 3**
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