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Making Big Bolstead Bucks

Realistic (fiction) 2,888 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 910L.
What would you design and sell if you could be an entrepreneur for a day? Making Big Bolstead Bucks is a realistic fiction book that follows a group of students and their teacher as they learn the basics of how capitalism works. Their assignment is to work in small groups to start their own business. Mr. Bolstead teaches his students about borrowing money with interest, supply and demand, and profit as they compete to win the contest in a real-world simulation. Illustrations support the text.

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