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Folktale (fiction) 704 words, Level M (Grade 2), Lexile 580LOne of the most valuable lessons for students to learn is the importance of kindness. The Drum tells the story of a young Indian boy who learns this lesson by showing kindness to others and receiving kindness in return. Colorful illustrations and engaging text will keep students interested in learning this important lesson. The book can also be used to teach students how to determine cause-and-effect relationships as well as retell to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels H and K.