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We have learned how to read very closely by looking at words the author chooses, analyzing the details given about characters, and by asking questions about the text. This moving story features a lonely, isolated boy named Leo who is fortunate to find a turtle whom he names Charlie and who ends up changing his life. Put on your thinking cap! For a FREE SPIN, explain why "Leo's teacher had tears in her eyes" after Leo gave his speech, and tell WHY you think this. (By the way, you can download a copy of the story here: http://www.danamiddle.com/ourpages/.../Slower%20Than%20The%20Rest.pdf)