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National Parks and Monuments
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.85

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bloodroot, britches, chickweed, guidebook, identify, species, border, historic, wildflowers, lower, between, beak, horseback, whenever, pair, through
     content words:    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, Smoky Mountains National Park, United States, Mountains National Park


Great Smoky Mountains National Park
By Meg Leonard
  

1     A national park straddles the border between two states. The park is called Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It includes the ridged forests of Tennessee and North Carolina. Visitors might wonder how the park got its name. The Cherokee called the mountains "place of blue smoke." A blue mist always seems to hang over the mountains. The park takes its name from the mountains.
 
2     Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its wildflowers. There are around 1,600 different species here! That is more than any other national park. They bloom for about two months. The flowers are gone by the time summer comes. They begin to bloom at lower elevations first. You can use a guidebook to help you identify the different types of wildflowers. You use the flowers' color, shape, and size to tell what type it is. You can also use the number and shapes of its petals. Some wildflowers have names that tell what they look like. There is the beaked violet. This purple flower looks like a beak from the side. You .....
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