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Slap Me Some Fin!

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.56

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     challenging words:    crystal-clear, humpback, momma, krill, underwater, mile, calf, northern, north, born, journey, whales, arrive, along, also, lead


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Slap Me Some Fin!
By Erin Horner
  

1     If you were going on a 3,000 mile swimming trip, what would you take? How about just your mom? That's all a humpback whale calf takes. Every winter these whales migrate. Humpback whale calves are born in the tropics. They spend their first few months in this crystal-clear water. It is shallow and warm. It is also a great place for a newborn calf to learn how to swim. But it is not a great place for a momma whale to eat. Soon, the hungry mom must lead her calf north. Their journey will take them to cold northern waters rich with krill. The trip is long and tiring. But mom and baby have a special way to stay connected while they swim. Along the way both mom and baby will slap the water with .....
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