"A White Heron" is a short story by Sarah Orne Jewett, first published in 1886. Named as a CCSS exemplar text for grade 11, it is a story of a young city girl named Sylvia, who escaped the city and came to live with her grandmother in the country. She meets a young ornithologist hunter seeking to find a rare bird he has spotted in the area. As the story progresses, Sylvia must make a choice with whether or not she should tell the hunter, whom she is developing feelings for, that she knows where he can find the bird. She discovers her love of nature and for the animals that inhabit it. Lexile 1280
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Vocabulary crossword puzzle
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