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Informational (nonfiction) 744 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 920LJust how big can a pumpkin get? Giant Pumpkins describes the competitive hobby of growing giant pumpkins. The book introduces a man who set the record (since broken) for the largest pumpkin ever grown in 2013, describes the process for growing the oversized squash, and shows some of the uses for giant pumpkins once the judging is done. The captivating topic will hold students' attention as they learn how to determine an author's purpose and recognize complex sentences. Fascinating photographs support the text.
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