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Explore Fun Facts about the United States

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Explore Fun Facts about the United States
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A Very Quick Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.59

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    rhode, hawaii, lines, syllable, whose, state, group, example, country, share, different, touch, begin, another, cross, notice
     content words:    United States, Find Washington, Rhode Island


Explore Fun Facts about the United States
By Mary Perrin
  

1     The United States has how many states? Stop and think about it. You are right if you say there are fifty states. There are forty-eight states whose borders touch each other. There are two states that do not share a border with any other state. A border is a line where one state starts and another state stops. You cross a border when you travel from one state to another. Another name for this border is "state line." Hawaii and Alaska are the two states that do not share state lines with any other states. Hawaii is a group of islands. Islands have water on all four sides. Alaska is not an island. It is different. Find Washington on a map. Washington is a state. Look north to find Alaska. Alaska does not touch any other state. It touches Canada. Canada is another country. It is not in the United States. There are many fun things you can learn about the United States. For .....
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