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The Arizona Desert
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.47

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     challenging words:    saguaro, deserts, arms, nights, world, there, kinds, during, weeds, year, desert, wide, plant, tall, need, even
     content words:    United States


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The Arizona Desert
By Cathy Crockett
  

1     There are many deserts in the world. One of these deserts is in the United States. One of these deserts is in Arizona.
 
2     The Arizona desert has many kinds of plants. All plants need sun and water to grow. Most plants use rain to grow big. The Arizona desert has lots of sun. The Arizona desert does not get much rain.
 
3     It is very sunny in the summer. It is very sunny in the winter. It is very sunny in the spring. It is very sunny in the fall. It is very sunny all year long!
 
4     The sun shines a lot in the summer. Summer days are hot in the desert. Summer nights are hot, too. Sometimes it rains in the summer. Then the desert is cooler. The next day the desert is hot again.
 
5     The sun shines a lot in the winter, too. Winter days are warm. On winter nights, the desert is cool. Sometimes it rains during the winter. Then the desert is cooler. The next day the desert is warm again. The desert does not get very cold in the winter.

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