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Lottery Winners

Last night, someone in New Jersey won the grand prize in the Powerball lottery: $338 million dollars, the fourth largest Powerball prize ever. It seems like every time the lottery jackpot gets really big, the lottery becomes headline news. People line up for tickets, news shows talk about odds, and people who normally don't buy tickets buy tickets. Because you can't win if you don't play. Even though you probably won't win anyway. Students talk about it too. It's fun to think about what you'd do if you suddenly had millions of dollars. So this becomes a great time to use the "Lottery Winners" leveled reading articles. Like the other Leveled Reading Articles, these three are basically the same story, but written at three different reading levels. Every student can participate in … [Read More...]

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