A description of the seasons of summer, fall, winter, and spring in the Sonoran Desert, with a focus on animal and plant life.
Written by Laura Appleton-Smith and Illustrated by Carol Vredenburgh
Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Variant vowel /ô/ sound spelled au, aw
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Common Core State Standards Alignedas: Informational Text
Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 2-3**
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Percent Wholly Decodable: 74%
Percent High-Frequency Words: 19%
Percent Story Words: 7%
Number of words: 495
Guided Reading Measure: J,K: Grade 2
DRA Measure: 16-18: Grade 2-3
Lexile Measure: 720L: Grade 3**
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