Memorial Day

Rachel A Koestler-Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034584

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Description

Many people have given their lives to protect the United States of America. Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday of May, is the day Americans honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. This title offers facts about the history and traditions of this important holiday for beginning readers.

Reading Level
Lexile
600L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
O
ATOS
3.9
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Government Holidays & Festivals Military
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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